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Chicago Suspect July 4 Parade Attack Legally Buys Rifle

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Eric Cox and Brendan O' Brian

Highland Park — A man accused of attacking an Independence Day parade in the suburbs of Chicago legally buys a rifle However, local officials said on Tuesday that they wore a roof and women's clothing to blend in with the fleeing crowd.

Suspect, 21-year-old Robert E. Climo III, was detained on Monday after surrendering to police hours after the attack on the July 4 parade in Highland Park, Illinois. I did. He was killed and more than 30 were injured.

Officials said at a news conference that he was planning an attack for several weeks and authorities are still considering what criminal charges would be brought. .. I didn't immediately know if Kurimo had a lawyer.

Kurimo has a unique facial tattoo, and he appears to have been dressed as a woman to hide his identity on Monday, a spokesman for the Lake County Sheriff's Office said. One Chris Koveli told reporters.

"He quickly blended in with everyone else running around, as if he were an innocent spectator," Kovel's said. The suspect fled to a nearby mother's house and later rented his mother's car.

Officials said they did not know what the motive for shooting was primarily in the Jewish neighborhood, but there was no evidence of anti-Semitic or racist grounds. rice field. Investigators were reviewing a video he filled with violent images.

The suspect attacked with a powerful rifle, similar to the AR-15. He also had a similar rifle in his mother's car he was driving when he was arrested by police on Monday and owned another gun at his home. All of these were legally purchased in Illinois.

Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotelling said the attack on Monday still shocked a community of 30,000 people.

"This tragedy shouldn't have arrived at our doorstep," she told NBC News. "As a small town, everyone knows someone directly affected by this, and of course we are all still upset."

Last month, the US Supreme Court ruled. He said he had a constitutional right to carry weapons in public, which also made it easier for the Progan Group to overturn modern gun control. Since then, the court has dismissed a recent ruling by a lower federal court in favor of a ban on offensive weapons in Maryland.

Last month Congress passed a major federal gun reform for the first time in 30 years, a "danger signal" law aimed at removing guns from those considered dangerous. Provided federal funding to the states that enforce.

The law does not prohibit the sale of assault-style rifles or large magazines, but by allowing access to information about serious crimes committed by boys, how many background checks We are taking such measures.

On Monday, the streets of Highland Park were adorned with red, white and blue while the family watched the annual Independence Day parade. The children waved the American flag as their parents and grandparents relaxed in a folding chair.

When the parade began rolling downtown, police said the shooter used an emergency stair ladder in the alley to climb the roof of the company and then, without notice, fired an assault rifle at the crowd below. Told. .. According to police, he shot randomly into the crowd.

21-year-old suspect

The mayor Rotelling said he knew when he was a cub scout and cub when he was young. .. Scout leader.

"What's wrong? Why did someone get so angry and so hated?" She said. "Our country needs to discuss these weekly events, including the killings of dozens of people with legally obtained guns."

Another name for Klimo or his rapper. Social media and other online posts written by accounts that appear to be related to any of the awake the wrappers often portrayed violent images and messages.

For example, one of the music videos posted on YouTube under Awake The Rapper showed a picture of a stickman holding a rifle in front of another person spread out on the ground. ..

Authorities previously stated that the suspect was 22 years old, but changed it to 21 at a briefing on Tuesday.

This attack occurs as Americans continue to discuss gun control and whether more stringent measures can prevent frequent mass shootings in the United States. (Additional report by Brendan O'Brien, Jonathan Allen, Tyler Clifford, Doina Chiacu edited by Alistair Bell)