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6 dead, 24 injured in mass shooting at Chicago area July 4th Parade

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Law enforcement search after a mass shooting at the Highland Park Fourth of July parade in downtown Highland Park, a Chicago suburb on Monday, July 4, 2022. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

(HIGHLAND PARK, IL) — At least 6 people are dead and over 20 are wounded following a shooting during a July 4th parade in this suburb outside of Chicago.  Five people died at the scene and one was pronounced dead at the hospital, according to the Lake County major crimes task force spokesman, Christopher Covelli.

Police are currently searching for a suspect, 22-year-old Robert Crimo, who was believed to have fired from a rooftop, sniper-style with a high-powered rifle.

The parade what just begun when 60 rapid shots from an assault rifle rang out.

Police say the suspect left a rifle on the store rooftop after the shooting perhaps to facilitate blending into the crowd below. Police say the shooter is described as a white male, slight build, face tattoos with dark  hair, 18-20 years old.

This is raw video from the scene.

According to witnesses on the scene, they say they saw 12 to 24 people injured with lifeless bodies on the street. Meanwhile, police are saying that 9 people were shot.

This is a developing story and the shooter is still reportedly at large. We will continue to update the situation as it happens.