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Highland Park parade shooting suspect may appear in court after being questioned about how he legally obtained firearms

(CNN)Suspected of killing seven people and injuring dozens in the July 4 paradeIllinois is scheduled to appear for the first time on Wednesday.

And while another community was upset after a shocking mass shooting on the country's birthday, local authorities said the suspect had previously encountered law enforcement agencies. With that in mind, I began to question how I was able to purchase the weapon.

Robert E. Climo III, 21,Faced with 7 Counts of Primary Murders"For the Murder Case He Unleashed Against Our Community" Lake County Attorney Eric Reinhardt has a press conference on Tuesday. He said the conviction would result in a life imprisonment without parole.

"These are just the first of many accusations filed against Mr. Kurimo. I would like to emphasize that," said Linehart, and the prosecutor released bail to the judge. Asks you to refuse.

According to officials, the suspect firedfrom the roof of a buildingin Highland Park, a suburb of Chicago, when the parade began after 10 am on Monday. .. More than 70 high-speed bullets were fired with "AR-15-like" rifles, after which gunshots fled the area, according to Chris Coverli, a spokesman for Lake County's major criminal task force.
Five people shot dead in the parade were sentenced to death at the scene, and two hospitalized died because of injuries. According to Jim Anthony of the NorthShore University Health System, a total of 39 patients were transported tomedical facilities"by ambulance or other means" and 9 patients (ages 14 to 70). -As of Tuesday afternoon, they remain in the medical system.
Kurimo was reported to have had another rifle in his car when he was pulled by police a few hours after the shooting, with other firearms in nearby Highwood. Was recovered from the residence of.
Kurimo is believed to have planned aattack by authorities for several weeks, and he said the rifle used seemed to have been legally purchased in Illinois.

Nonetheless, information released by state and local police shows the suspect's police intervention previously required for the threat of violence and mental health concerns.

The suspect had previously contacted police and had legal weapons

Kurimo was in 2019 with his safety and other mayors. Information that made Kurimo wonder if he could legally obtain firearms later.

The Highland Park Police Department received a report in April 2019 that Klimo had previously attempted suicide, Koveli said on Tuesday. Police spoke with Kurimo and his parents, and he said the problem was dealt with by a mental health expert.

In September of that year, the family threatened Kurimo to "kill everyone" and reported that he had a collection of knives, Koveli said. Police removed 16 knives, daggers, and swords from their dwellings. Highland Park police reported the incident to Illinois police, saying in a news release Tuesday that the family was not willing to file additional complaints.

The knife confiscated by Highland Park police was returned the day after Kurimo's father claimed to belong to him, the ISP said.

According to Covelli, in the next two years, Kurimo legally bought five firearms. A combination of a rifle, a pistol, and perhaps a shotgun. On Tuesday, when purchasing firearms, the ISP confirmed that Klimo had passed four background checks between June 2020 and September 2021.

Individuals need a Firearms Owner ID (FOID) card to purchase firearms in Illinois. Climo was under the age of 21, so he was backed by his father, state police said. Climo's application was not rejected because there was "clear and insufficient grounds to establish a present danger" at the time.

The only criminal offense in Kurimo's criminal record was a January 2016 violation of tobacco possession when he was a boy.

Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotelling (who said he knew the suspect as a Cub Scout boy) "looks forward to an explanation of how Kurimo was able to obtain firearms. I have. " He submitted the necessary reports.

"In other countries, people are suffering from mental illness, suffering from anger, and may be playing violent video games, but get these war weapons. You can't, and you can't bring it in. This kind of genocide to their hometown. The mayor told CNN Anderson Cooper on Tuesday that the state has a "red flag" law, but individuals. He said he needed to speak up if he saw the warning sign from.

Investigators are working on motivational decisions.

One of the details revealed about Klimo was that Klimo attended a passover service at the Central Avenue Synagogue in Highland Park in April, according to congregation officials. Officials told CNN.

Officials are currently "no information suggesting that they are motivated by racial motives, religion, or other protected positions at this time." ..

6 victims identified by authorities

On Tuesday, authorities were killed in a shooting6 out of 7 victims Identified:

A seventh victim died in a hospital outside Lake County, said Jennifer Baneck of Coroner.

His daughter told CNN on Tuesday.

"Doctors said there was nothing he could do," said Carina Uwald Mendes, but she added that her father was still breathing on her own. rice field. "We all need to keep us in their prayers."

According to the verified GoFundMecampaign, Uvaldo was shot in his arm, Then he was shot in the back of his head. His wife and grandson were also injured, Uvaldo-Mendez said.

He tended to avoid the parade because he didn't like the crowd, she said-but he liked the ones in Highland Park, which is the only one he attended each year. It was a thing.