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July 4 parade shooting leaves 6 dead, 30 hurt; man detained

Jul. 05, 2022 11:10 AM EDT

HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) — A shooter fired on an Independence Day parade from a rooftop in suburban Chicago, spraying the crowd with gunshots initially mistaken for fireworks before hundreds of panicked revelers of all ages fled in terror. At least six people were killed and at least 30 wounded....

July Fourth event shooting causes panic in Philadelphia

Jul. 05, 2022 10:54 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Scores of people watching a Fourth of July fireworks show in Philadelphia ran for cover when gunshots rang out, forcing them to leave behind strollers and other personal items as they sought refuge from what many feared was an active shooter. Two Philadelphia...

8 hurt, some critically, in July 4 Minneapolis park shooting

Jul. 05, 2022 10:30 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Eight people were wounded, some critically, in a shooting in a Minneapolis park during unofficial Fourth of July celebrations, according to officials. Police said the shooting took place about 11:30 p.m. Monday at Boom Island Park. “We were just...

Sheriff: Kentucky police fatally shot man who fired at them

Jul. 05, 2022 10:02 AM EDT

INEZ, Ky. (AP) — Police in eastern Kentucky fatally shot a man who fired at responding officers, a sheriff said. Martin County Sheriff John Kirk told WSAZ-TV that two Kentucky State Police troopers and a Martin County deputy responded Monday night to a call about gunshots being...

Five shot, one fatally, at Kenosha residence on July Fourth

Jul. 05, 2022 08:38 AM EDT

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Five people were shot, including one person who died, at a residence in Kenosha Monday night, according to police. Officers have a house surrounded with crime scene tape as the investigation into the July Fourth shooting continues. Authorities say they do not...

Denmark theaters closed in honor of mall shooting victims

Jul. 05, 2022 07:56 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark's largest cinema chain kept all its movie theaters closed Tuesday because a 17-year-old employee was one of the three people killed in a weekend shooting attack at a shopping mall. Nordisk Film Biografer, which has 23 theaters nationwide, said on...

Prosecutors: 2 more suspects arrested in De Vries slaying

Jul. 05, 2022 04:29 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Two suspects in the slaying a year ago of Dutch crime reporter Peter R. de Vries have been arrested overseas, prosecutors in the Netherlands announced Tuesday, a day after the suspected “director” of the shocking killing was detained. The national...

White Sox, MLB decide to play game after parade shooting

Jul. 05, 2022 00:08 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox talked to Major League Baseball on Monday about postponing their game against the Minnesota Twins after a gunman opened fire on an Independence Day parade in suburban Chicago, killing at least six people. After the team's conversation with MLB...

6 dead, 30 hurt in shooting at Chicago-area July 4 parade

Jul. 04, 2022 22:50 PM EDT

HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) — A gunman on a rooftop opened fire on an Independence Day parade in suburban Chicago on Monday, killing at least six people, wounding at least 30 and sending hundreds of marchers, parents with strollers and children on bicycles fleeing in terror, police said. ...

Uneasy US tries to fete a July 4 marred by parade shooting

Jul. 04, 2022 21:59 PM EDT

A shooting that left at least six people dead at an Independence Day parade in a Chicago suburb rattled Monday's celebrations across the U.S. and further rocked a country already awash in turmoil over high court rulings on abortion and guns as well as hearings on the Jan. 6 insurrection. ...