At least 6 dead in shooting at July 4 parade near Chicago

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At least six people have been killed and two dozen others injured in a shooting in a Chicago suburb, officials in the US city of Highland Park, Illinois, said after a gunman opened fire from a rooftop on an Independence Day parade.
Officials said during a news conference on Monday that six people were dead and 24 were taken to hospital after the mid-morning attack, and that a rifle was recovered from the scene. A hospital spokesperson later reported 31 people were injured.
Police later identified 22-year-old Robert E Crimo III as a “person of interest” in relation to the incident, saying Crimo was believed to be armed and dangerous.
A few hours later a police officer in North Chicago spotted his car. Reinforcements were called in, and following a brief pursuit, Crimo was taken into custody.
President Joe Biden has condemned the attack as senseless.

Al Jazeera’s Shihab Rattansi reports.

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