At least 6 people are dead and 26 are hospitalized after a shooting at an Independence Day parade in Highland Park, Illinois.
The suspect is a white male between 18 and 20 years old, local police said in a press conference. A manhunt is underway for the suspect, who also reportedly has long black hair, a small build, and is wearing a white or blue t-shirt, WGN News’ Dan Ponce reported.
Suspect is a white male, 18-20yo, longer dark hair, thin build, wearing white or blue T-shirt
— Dan Ponce (@DanPonceTV) July 4, 2022
His firearm was found at the scene by law enforcement, and the authorities are still asking people to shelter in place, according to CBS Chicago.
HIGHLAND PARK MASS SHOOTING: Shooter still at large, police asking local residents to shelter in place
He's described as a white male approx 18-20 years old, black hair, wearing blue t-shirt
— Marissa Parra (@MarParNews) July 4, 2022
RedState reported earlier that Highland Park is a wealthier suburb of Chicago, which is not typically where gang violence would occur.
As this is breaking news, RedState will keep you updated as more information becomes available.