Dr. David Baum, who says he was on the Highland Park, Illinois Fourth of July parade Monday morning when the rooftop sniper opened fireplace on the parade, advised WMAQ-TV the lifeless and the wounded had “horrific” wounds which can be seen in battle. Baum stated he carried out CPR on a wounded baby. Police report six folks died–5 declared lifeless on the scene–and twenty-six had been wounded within the assault.
Dr. Baum “…Rapidly you heard these Howitzer-type noises going off. Pow! Pow! I imply a sound I’d by no means heard earlier than. Um, ten seconds later you hear folks screaming, “Our bodies down! our bodies down!”, and everybody begins scattering. The individuals who had been gone had been rapidly recognized by the paramedics, as a result of that they had horrific accidents–the sort of accidents you most likely see in wartime, the sorts of accidents that solely most likely occur when bullets can blow our bodies up. And these our bodies had been, they had been gone. They coated ’em up instantly and went on to making an attempt to get different folks out. I helped, we, we helped attempt to transfer folks to a staging space the place the ambulances had been coming. That’s all we had been doing. We didn’t, you already know, there was solely a lot folks may do, however, you already know.”
Reporter: “I believe you, you stated earlier once you spoke to us earlier on, on the telephone that one of many folks you helped was a younger baby.”
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Dr. Baum: There was a younger baby there that folks had been, I used to be doing just a little CPR till the paramedics received there. And he appeared horribly injured, I’m unsure of precisely of the harm. However, I imply, folks had been doing something they may. It was, it’s a mass casualty scene. And there weren’t sufficient folks there instantly however who would have thought, you already know…”
Transcribed by TGP.
Baum additionally spoke to WLS-TV:
Chicago Solar-Instances reporter Lynn Candy known as the assault a “massacre.”
— Lynn Candy (@lynnsweet) July 4, 2022
Preliminary reporting by the Solar-Instances on the carnage:
A number of folks had been shot. A Chicago Solar-Instances reporter noticed blankets protecting three bloodied our bodies and 5 different folks wounded and bloodied close to the parade’s reviewing stand.
A number of witnesses stated they heard a number of photographs fired. One witness stated he counted greater than 20 photographs.
Miles Zaremski, a Highland Park resident, advised the Solar-Instances: “I heard 20 to 25 photographs, which had been in fast succession. So it couldn’t have been only a handgun or a shotgun.
Zaremski stated that after the photographs at Central Avenue round Second Avenue in downtown Highland Park, he noticed “folks in that space that received shot,” together with “a girl coated with blood . . . She didn’t survive.”