FBI opening family assistance center for victims of Highland Park shooting

  • The FBI will offer counseling to those affected by Monday's mass shooting and other help at a family assistance center this week at Highland Park High School. Personal items left behind along the parade route also can be picked up at the center.

      The FBI will offer counseling to those affected by Monday's mass shooting and other help at a family assistance center this week at Highland Park High School. Personal items left behind along the parade route also can be picked up at the center. John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Police work the scene of a shooting at a Fourth of July parade in Highland Park.

      Police work the scene of a shooting at a Fourth of July parade in Highland Park. John Starks | Staff Photographer

 
 
Updated 7/7/2022 10:27 AM

The FBI has opened a family assistance center in Highland Park to assist people physically or emotionally affected by Monday's mass shooting.

Personal items left along the parade route after the shooting were made available for retrieval at the center starting Wednesday.

 

The center will operate at Highland Park High School, 433 Vine Ave. Counseling, government aid assistance and financial assistance will be available from the FBI's Victim Service Response Team and local, state, and federal groups, according to an FBI news release.

The center will be open Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

All personal items left along the route are being examined by investigators. Law enforcement is asking for the public's patience as they evaluate what may be returned at this time, the FBI said.

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