Suspect Charged in Highland Park Shooting

Authorities have filed charges, including seven counts of first-degree murder, against the man suspected of opening fire on the crowd attending Highland Park’s Independence Day parade. Lake County State’s Attorney Eric Rinehart stated that further charges will be filed.

Just after 10 a.m. on Monday, July 4, as the community’s annual parade had just started, a man fired on the crowd from a rooftop along the parade route, killing seven people and injuring dozens more.

On Tuesday, Governor Pritzker issued a disaster proclamation for Lake County to help provide additional state resources for recovery efforts in the community.

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