The man believed to be responsible for July 4 shooting in Highland Park, Illinois has been captured by the police. According to NBC News, police believe Robert “Bobby” Crimo III is responsible for killing 6 and injuring at least 26 more after he opened fire on a Fourth of July parade.
As NBC News reported, police first began their hunt for Crimo after spotting what appeared to be a sniper on a downtown rooftop. The person then fled on foot as officers approached.
Police Capture Person of Interest After Short Pursuit Hours After 6 People Die Following Mass Shooting at Fourth of July Parade
Five of the six victims who lost their lives were pronounced dead at the scene. The sixth victim died while at a local hospital. Several of the injured victims remain in critical and serious condition.
Crimo was arrested without incident after surrendering peacefully, following police partaking in a short pursuit. A motive for the mass shooting has not been revealed publicly.
Read Mamas Uncut’s original report below: Shots Ring Out During Fourth of July Parade in Highland Park, Illinois
During a Fourth of July parade in Illinois, chaos erupted as gunshots rang out amongst the crowd. While many of the details of the shooting are still unknown, here’s what we know right now.
According to CNN, the parade was taking place in downtown Highland Park, Illinois. As the Lake County Sheriff’s Office revealed, the parade has since been canceled and they advised residents to avoid the downtown area the rest of the day.
A witness told CNN that he heard around 20 to 25 gunshots and saw at least one person on the ground with blood on them. US representative, Brad Schneider, took to Twitter to say he and his team were gathered “at the start of the parade when the shooting started. My team and I are safe and secure.”
Another State Representative Bob Morgan has since reported multiple injuries, according to CNN.
In the below video, you can see that the parade had already begun when the shots began. A marching band and audience members are seen reacting to the sounds back running in a panic.
Another witness told The New York Times that the shot began not long after the parade began. “All of a sudden you just heard the gunshots, multiple and quick in a row, and then masses, masses of people running. The streets were just filled with people running, kids crying,” she added.
At this time, no injuries or deaths have been confirmed. Highland Park is located just about 35 miles north of Chicago.
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