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Person of Interest in July 4 Parade Shooting That Killed Six in Police Custody

First responders at the scene of a mass shooting in Highland Park on July 4.

First responders at the scene of a mass shooting in Highland Park on July 4.

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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.

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.