Five people were killed and at least 19 wounded as gunfire and chaos shattered a Fourth of July parade in this affluent Chicago suburb Monday, police said
There was no immediate word on whether the shooter was still at large.
Video from the scene shows scores of people running for cover as music continues to play minutes after the event began at 10 a.m. local time.
"Police are responding to an incident in downtown Highland Park," the city said in a Facebook post. "Fourth Fest has been canceled."
The city asked residents to avoid the downtown area and said more information would be shared as it becomes available. Rep. Brad Schneider, D-Ill., was at the parade.
"My campaign team and I were gathering at the start of the parade when the shooting started," Schneider said on Twitter. "My team and I are safe and secure. We are monitoring the situation closely."
The Lake County Sheriff's office tweeted that it was "assisting Highland Park Police with a shooting in the area of the Independence Day parade route."
Due to a shooting in Highland Park, Family Days activities at Jewett Park have been cleared and the parade is canceled. Please share that the parade activities are canceled with your family and friends."