On July fourth, 1776, 13 states of the U.S. declared their independence from Britain’s Congress. The Declaration of Independence of the United States was signed and sealed. As social tensions rise while economic pressure is on the incline, America has inherited plenty of mass shootings, and this week did not miss a beat.
Six people were killed and others injured in a mass shooting at a Fourth of July parade Chicago suburb of Highland Park.
At this moment, Highland Park police are still on the search for the gunman. Police have placed Robert “Bobby” Crime III, 22, as a person of interest. According to conclude, the gunman was firing shots from a roof. After the firearm finding, a high-powered rifle was recovered on top of the building. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives sent agents to the scene to conduct an urgent trace on the found evidence.
The NorthShore University Health System declared that 31 patients checked into the facility. Most suffered from gunshot wounds and other injuries due to the chaos. According to Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek, five people perished at the scene, and the sixth targeted victim died at a hospital.
One victim, identified by his family as Nicolas Toledo, 70, died in the chaos.
According to sources, the parade was about three-quarters through its route when the shooting occurred. As civilians panic, empty strollers, overturned chairs, and half-eaten food are seen at the scene.
During the incident, Police ran in search of the source of the shots, but the gunman had already taken off.
In response to the crime, Vice President Kamala Harris released a statement on her take on the situation.
“More should be done to address gun violence in our country,” she said. “President Biden recently signed into law the first major bipartisan gun reform legislation in almost 30 years — and we will continue fighting to end this senseless violence.”