Saturday, March 2

Police respond to shooting at Chicago parade

HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. – Gunfire and chaos shattered a Fourth of July parade in this Chicago suburb as onlookers fled in terror minutes after the event began at 10 am local time.

Video from the scene appears to show dozens of people running from the scene as music continues to play.

“Police are responding to an incident in downtown Highland Park,” the city said in a Facebook post. “Fourth Fest has been cancelled.”

The city asked residents to avoid the downtown area and said more information would be shared as it becomes available. Rep. Brad Schneider, D-Ill., was at the parade.

“My campaign team and I were gathering at the start of the parade when the shooting started,” Schneider said on Twitter. “My team and I are safe and secure. We are monitoring the situation closely.”

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