Six people are dead and at least 24 injured after a gunman opened fire at a July 4th parade in Highland Park, an Illinois suburb, core business district.

When gunfire broke out, hundreds of people were forced to flee for their safety, leaving behind chairs, blankets, and even baby strollers.

Police claim that the shooter approached them from a nearby rooftop, where he apparently gained access via an unlocked ladder.

According to police, Crime, also known as “Bobby,” engaged the officer in a brief pursuit before being apprehended without further incident.

After a Gunman Opened Fire During a July 4 Parade in Highland Park, Illinois, at Least 6 People Died!