Some details from the WaPo:
HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. — At least six people were dead, more than 40 people were hospitalized and a gunman was at large Monday afternoon after shooting Fourth of July paradegoers from a roof in this Chicago suburb, authorities said.
A sniper, you say?
Also, wealthy, largely Jewish Highland Park is north of Evanston and I’m pretty sure not serviced by the CTA, so it would be a suburb of Chicago the same way that San Jose is a suburb of Oakland (or vice-versa). They just gotta get the hate-Chicago, hell-hole vibe on.
but I digest, do continue.
Shortly after 10 a.m., as the parade in downtown Highland Park was three-quarters of the way done, the shooter atop a building began firing into the crowd, seeming to target observers, until police approached, authorities say. The gunman then escaped, leading law enforcement on a manhunt. A high-powered rifle was recovered by police. As of the afternoon, law enforcement was unsure whether the shooter remained in the city.
Five people died at the scene, and dozens of others were taken to hospitals, an unknown number of them in serious or critical condition. One person died at a hospital.
These domestic terrorism events are brought to us by the Republican Party and our #IllegitimateSCOTUS. And while I can scream to deaf heaven with my bootless cries, the GOPers are undoubtedly going to say that there needs to be more parade safety (how does one get a single door to a parade, I wonder).
I’m waiting for them to deflect blame to video games and rap music, too.
Meanwhile, the NRA is as usual in bad taste:
Because it’s never the guns. It’s always the guns.