Numerous people have reportedly been shot during a July 4th parade in Highland Park, Illinois, just two blocks away from a Lubavitcher shul. Bochurim operating a Tefilin stand were unharmed.
By Anash.org reporter
Numerous people have reportedly been shot during a July 4th parade in Highland Park, Illinois, just two blocks away from a Lubavitcher shul.
Police and firefighters responded to the scene on 2nd Street and Central Avenue at about 10:15 a.m. First responders reported multiple victims, with CPR required for several of them.
A Chicago Sun-Times reporter saw blankets covering three bloodied bodies and five other people wounded and bloodied near the parade’s reviewing stand. Several witnesses said they heard multiple shots fired. One witness said he counted more than 20 shots.
The parade has been completely halted, with police now patrolling the area with rifles. There is no word yet on whether a suspect has been apprehended or identified.
A number of Bochurim were operating a Tefilin stand at the schene of the shootig were unharmed. Shliach Rabbi Eliezer Zalmanov, who directs Chabad of Munster, Indiana posted on Twitter that his son was running tefillin stand when an active shooter opened fire one block away from him. Boruch Hashem he is safe and was evacuated to the Chabad House.