At least six people were killed and 24 others were injured in a roof-top shooting on July 4th in a wealthy Chicago suburb, according to authorities.
Also, a man arrested on suspicion of killing three people and wounding several others during a shooting at a shopping mall in Copenhagen on Sunday had been remanded in a psychiatric facility for 24 days, Danish police said yesterday.
According to Commander Chris O’Neill, police have located a rifle connected to the Illinois killings and are looking for a shooter who fired at Highland Park police.
According to NBC News, the city of Highland Park confirmed that there’s “an active shooter incident” and urged all, “individuals are advised to shelter in place.”
The city said:
Law enforcement agencies are searching for the suspect; evidence of a firearm has been recovered.
Numerous law enforcement officers are responding and have secured a perimeter around downtown Highland Park.
The shooting happened “in the area of the Independence Day parade route,” the Lake County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement posted to Twitter.
Illinois State Police also responded to the scene, “assisting Highland Park PD with an active shoot situation,” according to a statement the agency tweeted.
Police were spotted scouring rooftops around Central Avenue near Green Bay Road and Second Street in the aftermath of gunfire.
“It does appear that he was shooting from a roof,” Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli told reporters.
Fourth of July events in other Chicago suburbs, Evanston and Skokie, were also called off in the wake of the Highland Park shooting.
Illinois Governor, J.B. Pritzker, told reporters at the Independence Day event in nearby Evanston.
“Unfortunately as you may know, we have an active shooter situation in Highland Park at their parade,”
“I’m still getting reports.”