New Delhi: A Freedom Day Parade was being held in Chicago’s Highland Park on Monday, but there was a sudden firing. The incident caused chaos in the Highlands area of Chicago. The governor of Illinois has claimed that six people have been killed so far in the firing, while many more are being treated for serious injuries. The firing is said to have been carried out from a tall building. Reporting the incident on Twitter, the administration has appealed to the people to stay away from the scene. People are being urged to allow the police and investigation teams to do their job. According to the information received, firing was also carried out on the occasion of Freedom Day last year in which 19 people were killed.
- Firing on a crowd in Illinois, USA
- Rain of bullets during the Independence Day parade
- Incident in the Highland Park area of Chicago
The shooting took place about 10 minutes after the parade began. The parade was then stopped. Hundreds of people rushed here and there to save their lives. Citing a producer present at Chicago’s CBS2 television parade, he said people fled the scene after hearing several large explosions. U.S. Representative Brad Snyder told Reuters he and his district campaign team were at the forefront of the parade when the shooting began in Highland Park. “Many lives have been lost and many have been injured,” Snyder said on Twitter. They have expressed their condolences to all the victims of the attack and their families.
US President Joe Biden recently approved an anti-gun violence bill. The bill received support from both Democratic and Republican political parties. A gunman brutally killed 19 students and two teachers in a school shooting in Texas. The government has been pushing for tougher arms laws in the country since the incident. One such shooting incident took place in the Independence Day parade today.