Social media reacts after 6 killed, 24 injured during mass shooting at Fourth of July parade in Chicago suburb

A woman wipes tears after a mass shooting at the Highland Park Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, Ill., a Chicago suburb, Monday, July 4, 2022. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) (Nam Y. Huh, Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

A manhunt is underway for the gunman responsible for murdering six parade-goers during a Fourth of July celebration in a suburb about 30 miles north of Chicago on Monday.

According to Lake County Major Crime Task Force spokesman Christopher Covelli, the shooter reportedly opened fire on the crowd from a rooftop while using a rifle. That weapon has since been recovered.

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Social media users tried to make sense of the catastrophe by sharing opinions and their words of grief online.

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Moriah Ballard joined the KPRC 2 digital team in the fall of 2021. Prior to becoming a digital content producer in Southeast Texas and a Houstonian, Moriah was an award-winning radio host in her hometown of Lorain, Ohio and previously worked as a producer/content creator in Cleveland. Her faith, family, and community are her top passions.