Pediatrician who survived Illinois parade shooting wants to reframe gun violence as a public health crisis
Pictures of the seven people killed during the Fourth of July parade shooting are displayed at a memorial in Port Clinton Square on July 11, 2022, in Highland Park. - Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/TNS

CHICAGO — When Emily Lieberman heard the gunshots, her first instinct was to grab her then-5-year-old daughter. She and 13 members of her extended family were attending the Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, just as they do every year. But this time, in seconds, the lively summer celebration had unraveled into a scene of terror, as the distinct popping sounds of gunfire rang through the street. “When you hear these pops overhead, and they’re one after the other, they sound so close to you,” Lieberman said. “You have no idea how many people are shooting or where it’s coming from. All you k...