Several Shot At Fourth Of July Parade In US’ Illinois: Reports

New Delhi: Many people have been shot in a gunfire which took place near a Fourth of July parade in a Chicago suburb. A gunman began firing from the roof of a retail store into parade below just minutes after the celebrations began, as per local reports.

A video on social media shows parade participants suddenly fleeing in panic as gunfire erupted in the streets. Families are seen sitting on a sidewalk watching the parade. In the next frame, they are seen leaping up from the ground and running, a voice yelling “gunshots” can be heard in the background.

The shooting happened “in the area of the Independence Day parade route,” the Lake County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.

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