NEW details have emerged about the gunman who opened fire at a Fourth of July parade on Monday morning, killing six people and injuring several others.
Highland Park police have released new information on the suspected shooter, who is still at large.
The shooter is believed to be a white man between the ages of 18 to 24, with long black hair who was wearing a white or blue t-shirt.
He is considered armed and dangerous, said police. Residents should contact police with any information they have about the incident.
Officials have yet to identify the suspect, who they claim was shooting from a rooftop.
Police recovered the rifle used in the shooting. The suspect's motive appears to be random, investigators said.
Several witnesses told the Chicago-Sun Times that they heard about 20-25 shots fired.
“I heard 20 to 25 shots, which were in rapid succession. So it couldn’t have been just a handgun or a shotgun,” Miles Zaremski told the outlet.
The witness said he saw "people in that area that got shot,” including “a woman covered with blood."
“It was a quiet, peaceful, lovely morning, people were enjoying the parade,” bystander Adrienne Drell told the Chicago-Sun Times.
“Within seconds, to have that peacefulness suddenly ripped apart, it’s scary. You can’t go anywhere, you can’t find peace. I think we are falling apart.”
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