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Mayor of Highland Park: Robert Climo III weapons "legally obtained"

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Mayor of Highland Park Nancy Rotelling at NBC's "Today's Show", the weapon suspect Robert Climo III used in the deadly Independence Day parade shootingonHe said it was "legally obtained." In the aftermath, reexamine the gun method. 

The mayor of Illinoishas been charged by a 22-year-old prosecutor accused of killing at least six people and injuring more than 30 in yesterday's attack. He said he was waiting for him on Tuesday.  

"This tragedy couldn't have arrived at our doorstep, and as a small town, everyone knows who was directly affected by it." Rotering said. 

The mayor added that she was a childhood Cub Scout leader in Kurimo and described him as "just a little boy." 

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Robert E. Crimo, 22, has been identified as the suspect in the July 4th parade attack in Highland Park, Illinois in which at least six people were killed. He was taken into police custody hours after the shooting.  

Robert E. Climo, 22, in a parade attack on July 4th in Highland Park, Illinois. Was identified as a suspect. At least 6 people were killed. He was detained by police hours after the shooting.   (Highland Park Police Station)

"That's one of the things you retreat, and you ask," What happened? " I say, "Rotelling said. "Why did someone get so angry and hate picking it up to innocent people?" 

Rotelling said in "Today Show" the gun used to attack. He said he didn't know where he came from, but said he was "legally obtained." 

"At some point, I think the country needs to discuss these weekly events, including the killings of dozens of people with legally obtained guns. "Rotelling continued. "If that is what our law represents, I think we need to revisit the law." 

Law enforcement search after a mass shooting at the Highland Park Fourth of July parade in downtown Highland Park, Ill., a suburb of Chicago, on Monday, July 4.

Search for law enforcement agencies after mass shooting Highland Park Monday, July 4th, in Highland Park on the outskirts of Chicago July 4th parade in downtown.(AP / Nam Y. Huh)

Rotor also called the shooting an "absolutely devastating blow" to her community. 

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A police officer reacts as he walks in downtown Highland Park, a suburb of Chicago, on Monday, July 4.

Monday, July 4th, police say walking downtown Highland Park on the outskirts of Chicago The official reacts. (AP Newsroom)

"I would rather focus on why as a nation allow this to happen with such regularity. That was it, "I can't tell you the number of mayors I've heard since yesterday, the mayors I clearly know for their own tragedy," she added. 

"It is unbelievable to me that this is the part of our acceptance as a nation," Rotelling said.