No doubt you’ve heard about the Highland Park parade shooting today. The last I heard, it’s up to 6 dead, 24 wounded. Suspect is described as a white male, 18-20 years old (so there will be some questions about how he had a firearm in Illinois), small build, long dark hair.
The police say they recovered a rifle, but did not say what type. Which makes this doctor’s claim interesting.
One doctor reportedly said after the shooting, “I did CPR on a 9-year-old until the paramedics pushed me off. This was a mass casualty zone. I saw two people eviscerated by the AR-15.”
Is he making an unsupported assumption that an “AR-15” was used? Or does he have inside knowledge? If the latter, from the police…
…or the shooter?
Drumming up some extra business, doc?
Frankly, given that this was Illinois, a reportedly very liberal town, and the current push for “assault weapon” bans; the fact that the police didn’t immediately identify the rifle as either an “AR-15” or “AK-47,” I rather suspect it was neither. We’ll see.
Added: Police still won’t say what the rifle was.
(Update: At a second police briefing around 2 p.m. CDT, Lake County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli said the weapon used was a “high powered rifle”, but would not further describe the weapon.)
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