Attendees and passers-by took to Twitter to share videos of the horrific shooting at the Fourth of July parade in Chicago’s Highland Park area in the United States.
At least 6 people were killed and 36 others injured after a 22-year-old man unloaded his high-powered rifle at a group of people who had gathered at Highland Park in Illinois, Chicago to enjoy the Fourth of July parade celebrations.
The suspect, identified as Robert “Bobby” Crimo III, was later taken into custody by the police following a hot-pursuit car chase.
The police recovered a high-powered rifle from the roof which suggests that the suspect had shot from a height, as per reports. Meanwhile, attendees on-site took to Twitter to share footage of the incident.
Scene from Ben Franklin Parkway during reported active shooter tonight during firework show #philly #benfranklinparkway #bfp @NBCPhiladelphia pic.twitter.com/buXQ6bwbed
— Alex Dzomba (@AlexDzomba) July 5, 2022
My video.. I was at #Highland Park parade.. Terrified people fleeing July 4th parade when shooting started. pic.twitter.com/DSe0NJOuem
— Lynn Sweet (@lynnsweet) July 4, 2022
A white male suspect (who is STILL at large) aged between 18-20, shot from a roof during the Highland Park 4th of July Parade, and killed 6 ppl, injuring dozens.
If police would focus on THESE potential shooters instead of ambushing innocent Black ppl, this wouldn’t happen pic.twitter.com/2QhNURdIrU
— Tariq Nasheed 🇺🇸 (@tariqnasheed) July 4, 2022
Security camera video from inside Highland Park, IL ice cream shop shows the crowd running pic.twitter.com/YKVSVEK0mt
— Scott MacFarlane (@MacFarlaneNews) July 4, 2022
Horror on the Fourth: Suspect in custody after 6 killed, dozens wounded at Highland Park Fourth of July parade
Robert E. “Bobby” Crimo III, 22, was “taken into custody without incident” on U.S. 41 at Westleigh Road in Lake Forest after being spotted by North Chicago police.
More than eight hours after firing a “high-powered rifle” from a rooftop onto a crowd attending Highland Park’s Fourth of July parade, killing six people and wounding dozens in one of the worst mass shootings in Illinois history, a gunman suspected of causing the carnage was pulled over peacefully on U.S. 41 in Lake Forest.
At 6:45 p.m. Monday, the Highland Park police said a “person of interest” — identified as Robert E. “Bobby” Crimo III, 22 — had been “taken into custody without incident” on U.S. 41 at Westleigh Road in Lake Forest.
The arrest came after he was spotted by a North Chicago police officer and following a short chase. Crimo was taken to the Highland Park police station, police Chief Lou Jogmen said.
Christopher Covelli of the Lake County sheriff’s office and the Lake County major crimes task force said authorities were using the terms “suspect” and “person of interest” interchangeably.
As of 9 p.m., no charges had been filed, and the police gave no indication of what the motive for the shootings might have been.
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