Police said a seventh person was killed as a result of a mass shooting at a parade in Highland Park, Illinois on July 4.
The original story is as follows.
A shooter allegedly attacking the Independence Day parade in the suburbs of Chicago fired more than 70 rounds with an AR-15-style gun that killed at least six people, dressed as a woman. Police said on Tuesday that they would blend in with the fleeing crowd.
Lake County Major CrimeTaskForce spokesperson Christopher Covelli said at a press conference that a suspect arrested late Monday used a powerful "AR-15-like" rifle to spray bullets. Told. From the top of the commercial building, to the crowds gathered for the parade in Highland Park, Illinois, a close community on the shores of Lake Michigan, has long attracted wealthy and sometimes famous people.
More than 30 people were injured in the attack, and Task Force spokesperson Christopher Coveli said the shooter was planning for a few weeks.
Police allege that the suspect dropped the rifle, escaped, blended into the crowd as if he were an "innocent spectator", and dressed as a woman to hide the tattoo on his face. There is. According to police, he walked to his mother's house and rented her car.
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According to police, investigators who questioned the suspect and confirmed the posts on social media have not identified the motive for the attack.
They also find no sign that the shooter has targeted anyone by race, religion, or other protected position.
Authorities have not filed criminal charges.
Earlier that day, FBI agents looked under a trash can or picnic blanket while looking for more evidence where the perpetrator fired.
'It's now commonplace'
Shots at the parade were initially mistaken for fireworks before hundreds of panicked delights fled in fear. ..
A day later, baby strollers, lawn chairs and other items left by panicked parade participants remained within wide police boundaries. Outside the police tape, some residents drove to collect the blankets and chairs they had thrown away.
The shooting on July 4th was the latest to shatter the rituals of American life. Schools, churches, grocery stores, and now community parades have all become killer in recent months. This time, bloodshed occurred when the country tried to find a reason to celebrate its founding and the bonds that still connect it.
"It's definitely going to be a big blow if you're in front of you, not just in your hometown," said resident Ron Tuazon back to the parade route on Monday night to pick up chairs and blankets. rice field. And a child's bicycle that he and his family abandoned when the shoot began.
"It's now commonplace," Tuazon said. "We won't blink anymore. It will be the same until the law changes."
A few hours after the police released the photo, I pulled Robert E. Crimo III, about 8km north of the shooting site. I warned him. Highland Park Police Chief Lou Jogmen said he was armed and likely to be dangerous.
Authorities initially said that Kurimo, whose father once ran for mayor of Highland Park, was 22 years old, but FBI bulletins and Kurimo's social media said he was 21 years old. rice field. The American flag will be blown by half the staff until Saturday as "a sign of homage to the victims of the meaningless gun violence that took place on our Independence Day."
Some victims identified
Shooting was a major bet by many inhabitants early in the day for the annual celebration It occurred at a spot on the parade route.
Among them was Nicholas Toledo, who was visiting thefamily in Illinois from Mexico. He was shot dead on the scene, his granddaughter Xochil Toledo told Chicago Sun-Times.
Also, Jackie Sandheim, a lifelong congregation and "beloved" staff member of the nearby North Shore congregation Israel, was killed and announced her death on the website.
Police have not released details about the victims. Lake County coroner Jennifer Baneck said the five killed in the parade were adults, but there was no information on the sixth. Roberto Velasco, director of North American affairs in Mexico, said on Twitter that two Mexicans were also injured.
Dozens of fired bullets sent out hundreds of parade participants. They left traces of abandoned items that suddenly and violently disrupted everyday life. A box of chocolate cookies spilled onto the grass. Children's Chicago Cubs Cap. There are also baby strollers and those with the American flag.
"There is no safe place," said Barbara Hart, 73, who lives in Highland Park, away from the parade for fear of mass shooting, but she later left her house. Said went.
Dozens of people injured
The North Shore University Health Center accepted 26 patients after the attack. Dr. Brigham Temple, head of medical care for emergencies, said all but one were injured in the shooting. Their age ranges from 8 years to 85 years, and Temple estimates that 4 or 5 years are children.
Since the beginning of this year, there have been 15 shots killing more than four people, including Highland Park, according to the Associated Press / USA TODAY / Northern University Mass Killing database.
Highland Park Police Commander Chris O'Neill said the shooter appeared to have fired from a "very hard-to-see" rooftop. He said the rifle was recovered on site. Police also found a ladder attached to the building.
Coveli stated that Klimo had legally purchased a gun in Illinoi within the past year. Officials said a second rifle of was found in the car when the suspect was arrested.
Climo, dubbed Bobby, is an ambitious rapper for the stage name Awake the Rapper, posting dozens of videos and songs on social media, some of which are ominous and violent. did.
One animated video since it was deleted on YouTube depicts a man pointing at a rifle, a body standing on the ground, and another person raising his hand in the distance. , Kurimo wraps about an army "walking in the dark". ..