Chicago Shooting News Live: 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. The suspect remained on the loose hours later as authorities scoured the area and police surrounded a home listed as his possible address.
The July 4 shooting was just the latest to shatter the rituals of American life. Schools, churches, grocery stores and now community parades have all become killing grounds in recent months. This time, the bloodshed came as the nation tried to find cause to celebrate its founding and the bonds that still hold it together.
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6 dead, 30 hurt in shooting at Chicago-area July 4 parade
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. Authorities said a man named as a person of interest in the shooting was taken into police custody Monday evening after an hourslong manhunt in and around Highland Park, an affluent community of about 30,000 on Chicago’s north shore.
Griner sends letter to President Biden pleading for his help
Brittney Griner has made an appeal to President Joe Biden in a letter passed to the White House through her representatives saying she feared she might never return home and asking that he not “forget about me and the other American Detainees.” Griner’s agent Lindsay Kagawa Colas said the letter was delivered on Monday. Most of the letter’s contents to President Biden remain private, though Griner’s representatives shared a few lines from the hand-written note.
Sydney floods impact 50,000 around Australia’s largest city
Hundreds of homes have been inundated in and around Australia’s largest city in a flood emergency that was impacting 50,000 people, officials said Tuesday. Emergency response teams made 100 rescues overnight of people trapped in cars on flooded roads or in inundated homes in the Sydney area, State Emergency Service manager Ashley Sullivan said.
Quake in Andaman & Nicobar
“An earthquake of magnitude 5.0 occurred at around 5:57 am, 215km ESE of Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar islands, today,” says the National Center for Seismology
Three people killed, one injured in Himachal Pradesh
“The deaths were caused by a truck ramming into a house in Mandi early morning today,” says Ashish Sharma, Additional SP, Mandi district Police
FBI to assist in search for Illinois shooter
The FBI is assisting with the search for Robert E. Crimo, III, sought for his alleged involvement in the shooting of multiple people at a July 4, parade in Highland Park, Illinois
FIR registered against BJP MP Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore in Bilaspur
Rathore and four others are accused of sharing doctored video of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on social media.
“FIR registered against five persons under Sec 505 of IPC,” says Parul Mathur, Senior SP, Bilaspur (04.07)
Singapore President, Parliament Speaker, and minister test positive for COVID-19
Singapore President Halimah Yacob, Speaker of Parliament Tan Chuan-Jin, and Minister Edwin Tong have tested positive for COVID-19. Madam Halimah, 67, said in a Facebook post on Monday, “Just tested positive for Covid-19 with mild flu-like symptoms. Thankfully, I have been vaccinated and boosted. I hope to recover soon and am sorry to have to miss the events this week.”
Tan, 53, also, in a post on Monday, said that he had tested positive for COVID-19, reported The Straits Times.
AIDC, Singapore’s Surbana Jurong ink pact for Guwahati development
Assam Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC) and Singapore-headquartered Surbana Jurong on Monday signed a ‘letter of intent’ for urban infrastructure development works here. The agreement was signed in the presence of Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and Singapore Senior Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam, the CM’s Office said in a release.
Speaking at the event, Sarma stated that the signing of the ‘letter of intent’ would add a new strength to the ‘organic relationship’ between Assam and Singapore.
Two Rajasthan cops suspended for beating up man in police station
An Assistant Sub-Inspector of police and one head constable of Rudawal police station of Bharatpur were suspended for allegedly beating up a man in a police station. The victim accompanied a woman who had gone to the police station to register a criminal case on June 2. After a complaint was made to SP Bharatpur, the action was taken.
Uzbekistan says 18 dead in Nukus unrest
Uzbek authorities said Monday 14 civilians and four police were killed in mass unrest that erupted in the capital of the Karakalpakstan over a proposed new constitution that would strip the region of its right to vote on secession. Rustam Dzhurayev, commander of the National Guard for the region, said that 243 people were injured in the clashes Friday and Saturday in the city of Nukus. He said 516 people were arrested.
Congress leaders discuss strategy for Gujarat elections
Top Congress leaders met on Monday to discuss the party’s strategy for the Gujarat elections slated for later this year. During the meeting of the Congress task force with state leaders from Gujarat, which lasted over four hours, a strategy was finalised to highlight the BJP’s failures in the state and the Centre, sources in the party said.
Shiv Sena chief whip issues notice to MLAs of Uddhav camp for not voting for Shinde in trust vote
After winning the trust vote in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, the Eknath Shinde faction of Shiv Sena on Monday night issued a notice to 14 legislators from the Uddhav Thackeray camp for violating a whip issued by Shiv Sena chief whip and Shinde loyalist Bharat Gogawale.The notice, however, excluded the name of Aaditya Thackeray, son of party chief Uddhav Thackeray, “out of respect”. The whip issued by Gogawale had asked all the MLAs of Shiv Sena to vote for Eknath Shinde in the trust vote.