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Six killed, dozens injured in Illinois parade shooting
The Lead with Jake Tapper
Jul 4, 2022

Six people have been killed and over two dozen more have been taken to the hospital with serious injuries after a shooting during a 4th of July parade in Illinois. The suspect remains at large as law enforcement provide more details about the investigation.