Police officers investigate in downtown Highland Park after a gunman fired from a rooftop at people gathered for the suburb’s Fourth of July parade on Monday, killing seven and wounding dozens.

Police officers investigate in downtown Highland Park after a gunman fired from a rooftop at people gathered for the suburb’s Fourth of July parade on Monday, killing seven and wounding dozens.

Tyler Pasciak LaRiviere / Sun-Times

Picture Chicago: must-see images from Sun-Times photographers this past week

The weekend began with fireworks, but two mass shootings on the Fourth of July in Highland Park and Chicago turned celebrations into grieving.

SHARE Picture Chicago: must-see images from Sun-Times photographers this past week
SHARE Picture Chicago: must-see images from Sun-Times photographers this past week
A woman holds a candle and roses Thursday night at Sunset Woods Park in Highland Park, where more than 1,000 people gathered in honor of the seven people killed and dozens wounded in the mass shooting during Highland Park’s Fourth of July parade.

A woman holds a candle and roses Thursday night at Sunset Woods Park in Highland Park, where more than 1,000 people gathered in honor of the seven people killed and dozens wounded in the mass shooting during Highland Park’s Fourth of July parade.

Anthony Vazquez / Sun-Times

Hillary Heller and her 19-year-old daughter Lucy Heller hug and cry with their friend Shannon Rowe (in pink), all from Highland Park, after listening to Vice President Kamala Harris speak at a news conference Tuesday in downtown Highland Park.

Hillary Heller and her 19-year-old daughter Lucy Heller hug and cry with their friend Shannon Rowe (in pink), all from Highland Park, after listening to Vice President Kamala Harris speak at a news conference Tuesday in downtown Highland Park.

Ashlee Rezin / Sun-Times

Law enforcement officers swarmed downtown Highland Park Monday after a gunman fired a military style rifle from a rooftop at people attending Highland Park’s Fourth of July parade.

Law enforcement officers swarmed downtown Highland Park Monday after a gunman fired a military style rifle from a rooftop at people attending Highland Park’s Fourth of July parade.

Tyler Pasciak LaRiviere / Sun-Times

Members of the FBI’s Evidence Response Team Unit were out Tuesday on Central Avenue near Green Bay Road in downtown Highland Park, less than 24 hours after a gunman killed seven people and wounded dozens more by firing a high-powered rifle from a rooftop onto a crowd attending Highland Park’s Fourth of July parade.

Members of the FBI’s Evidence Response Team Unit were out Tuesday on Central Avenue near Green Bay Road in downtown Highland Park, less than 24 hours after a gunman killed seven people and wounded dozens more by firing a high-powered rifle from a rooftop onto a crowd attending Highland Park’s Fourth of July parade.

Ashlee Rezin / Sun-Times

Mourners gather for a vigil Tuesday near Central Avenue and St Johns Avenue in downtown Highland Park.. On Monday, a gunman killed seven people and wounded dozens more by firing military-style rifle from a rooftop onto people gathered for Highland Park’s Fourth of July parade.

Mourners gather for a vigil Tuesday near Central Avenue and St Johns Avenue in downtown Highland Park.. On Monday, a gunman killed seven people and wounded dozens more by firing military-style rifle from a rooftop onto people gathered for Highland Park’s Fourth of July parade.

Anthony Vazquez / Sun-Times

People came out July 2 to Lake Michigan near Navy Pier to see Chicago’s early Fourth of July fireworks display.

People came out July 2 to Lake Michigan near Navy Pier to see Chicago’s early Fourth of July fireworks display.

Tyler Pasciak LaRiviere / Sun-Times

Crime scene tape hangs from a pole near a child’s bicycle as members of the FBI’s Evidence Response Team Unit investigate near Central Avenue and Green Bay Road in downtown Highland Park on Tuesday. The day before, bullets fired by a gunman from a rooftop tore through the crowd attending Highland Park’s Fourth of July parade. Seven people have died. Dozens more were injured.

Crime scene tape hangs from a pole near a child’s bicycle as members of the FBI’s Evidence Response Team Unit investigate near Central Avenue and Green Bay Road in downtown Highland Park on Tuesday. The day before, bullets fired by a gunman from a rooftop tore through the crowd attending Highland Park’s Fourth of July parade. Seven people have died. Dozens more were injured.

Ashlee Rezin / Sun-Times

Vice President Kamala Harris called for “reasonable gun safety laws” at a news conference in downtown Highland Park on Tuesday, a day after the Highland Park Fourth of July parade massacre.

Vice President Kamala Harris called for “reasonable gun safety laws” at a news conference in downtown Highland Park on Tuesday, a day after the Highland Park Fourth of July parade massacre.

Anthony Vazquez / Sun-Times

Officers escort a group of people who had sought shelter away from the scene of Monday’s mass shooting at Highland Park’s Fourth of July parade.

Officers escort a group of people who had sought shelter away from the scene of Monday’s mass shooting at Highland Park’s Fourth of July parade.

Tyler Pasciak LaRiviere / Sun-Times

Dancers with the Deeply Rooted Dance Theater rehearse Wednesday at the Mayfair Arts Center on the South Side.

Dancers with the Deeply Rooted Dance Theater rehearse Wednesday at the Mayfair Arts Center on the South Side.

Brian Rich / Sun-Times

A flag flies at half staff at a memorial site near Central and St Johns avenues in downtown Highland Park on Wednesday after Monday’s mass shooting at Highland Park’s Fourth of July parade claimed seven lives.

A flag flies at half staff at a memorial site near Central and St Johns avenues in downtown Highland Park on Wednesday after Monday’s mass shooting at Highland Park’s Fourth of July parade claimed seven lives.

Anthony Vazquez / Sun-Times

Empty chairs, strollers, toys and bikes line the sidewalks on Central Avenue in downtown Highland Park, where a gunman killed seven people and wounded dozens more by firing a miltary-style rifle from a rooftop onto the crowd attending Highland Park’s Fourth of July parade.

Empty chairs, strollers, toys and bikes line the sidewalks on Central Avenue in downtown Highland Park, where a gunman killed seven people and wounded dozens more by firing a miltary-style rifle from a rooftop onto the crowd attending Highland Park’s Fourth of July parade.

Tyler Pasciak LaRiviere / Sun-Times

Vice President Kamala Harris receiving cheers and applause after speaking at a news conference in Highland Park on Tuesday, a day after the Fourth of July mass shooting.

Vice President Kamala Harris receiving cheers and applause after speaking at a news conference in Highland Park on Tuesday, a day after the Fourth of July mass shooting.

Ashlee Rezin / Sun-Times

Mourners gather at a memorial site at the corner of Central Avenue and St Johns Avenue for the seven victims of the 4th of July shooting in Highland Park, Wednesday evening, July 6, 2022.

Mourners gather at a memorial site at the corner of Central Avenue and St Johns Avenue for the seven victims of the 4th of July shooting in Highland Park, Wednesday evening, July 6, 2022.

Anthony Vazquez/Sun-Times

Chicago Fire Department paramedics load a man who had been shot into an ambulance in the 6500 block of South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, where five people were wounded in a mass shooting in Parkway Gardens early Monday.

Chicago Fire Department paramedics load a man who had been shot into an ambulance in the 6500 block of South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, where five people were wounded in a mass shooting in Parkway Gardens early Monday.

Tyler Pasciak LaRiviere / Sun-Times

Former Ald. Patrick Daley Thompson (11th) smiles as he walks with family members and supporters from the Dirksen Federal Courthouse after being sentenced Wednesday to four months in prison. He was convicted in February of cheating on his taxes and lying to federal regulators in connection with their investigation of a failed Bridgeport bank, Washington Federal Bank for Savings.

Former Ald. Patrick Daley Thompson (11th) smiles as he walks with family members and supporters from the Dirksen Federal Courthouse after being sentenced Wednesday to four months in prison. He was convicted in February of cheating on his taxes and lying to federal regulators in connection with their investigation of a failed Bridgeport bank, Washington Federal Bank for Savings.

Ashlee Rezin / Sun-Times

People sit on a floating walkway on the Chicago River’s North Branch Canal, part of Wild Mile Chicago.

People sit on a floating walkway on the Chicago River’s North Branch Canal, part of Wild Mile Chicago.

Brian Rich / Sun-Times

Dozens of mourners gather for a vigil near Central Avenue and St Johns Avenue in downtown Highland Park on Tuesday, a day after a gunman killed seven people and wounded dozens more by firing a military-style semi-automatic rifle from a rooftop onto a crowd attending Highland Park’s Fourth of July parade.

Dozens of mourners gather for a vigil near Central Avenue and St Johns Avenue in downtown Highland Park on Tuesday, a day after a gunman killed seven people and wounded dozens more by firing a military-style semi-automatic rifle from a rooftop onto a crowd attending Highland Park’s Fourth of July parade.

Ashlee Rezin / Sun-Times

Dozens of abortion rights activists join a “Families for Abortion Access” march Monday in Bronzeville.

Dozens of abortion rights activists join a “Families for Abortion Access” march Monday in Bronzeville.

Elizabeth Rymut / Sun-Times

Pieces of cloth and with written letters in memoriam hang on a line at a vigil Tuesday near Central Avenue and St Johns Avenue in downtown Highland Park after one of the worst mass shootings in Illinois history.

Pieces of cloth and with written letters in memoriam hang on a line at a vigil Tuesday near Central Avenue and St Johns Avenue in downtown Highland Park after one of the worst mass shootings in Illinois history.

Anthony Vazquez / Sun-Times

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