Mass Shooting In Illinois – At Least 6 Dead, Dozens Injured

Another mass shooting - this time in a suburb of Chicago where 6 were killed and dozens injured

Thoughts and prayers are on their way to Highland Park, Illinois, today following a mass shooting at a 4th of July Parade that left at least 6 dead and dozens injured.

Authorities said the shooter opened fire around 10:15 a.m., when the parade was about three-quarters through.

From FOX11:

A gunman on a rooftop opened fire on an Independence Day parade in suburban Chicago on Monday, killing at least six people, wounding 24 and sending hundreds of marchers, parents with strollers and children on bicycles fleeing in terror, police said.

The suspect remained on the loose hours later as authorities scoured the area.

The shooting occurred at a spot on the parade route where many residents had staked out prime viewing points early in the day for the annual celebration.

Dozens of fired bullets sent hundreds of parade-goers — some visibly bloodied — fleeing. They left a trail of abandoned items that showed everyday life suddenly, violently disrupted: A half-eaten bag of potato chips; a box of chocolate cookies spilled onto the grass; a child’s Chicago Cubs cap.

It’s a shame the Proud Boys and Patriot Front are so busy protesting drag queens they weren’t there to stop someone who’s actually causing harm.

Police have identified a “person of interest” – 22-year-old Robert Crimo.

Check out the video that’s purported to be from his Vimeo account. Chilling.

And yes, there WERE the often referenced “good guys with guns” present.  Didn’t stop this guy.