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The highland park parade shoot was planned for several weeks. Police say the shooter is dressed like a woman during the rampage

Highland Park, Illinois — A man detained by police in connection with a shooting at the paradeon July 4 attacks for weeks. Planned — Detected dressed as a woman to avoid, officials said Tuesday.

Robert “Bobby” E. Climo III, arrested by police hours after a deadly shooting, snipers himself to fire at parade participants under him on Monday. I laddered the emergency stairs to make it a nest.

"But I believe Climo had planned this attack a few weeks in advance," said Chris Koveli, a spokesman for the Lake County Serious Crime Task Force, on Tuesday. I told the group.

Coveli also revealed a woman-dressed klimo to distract from the tattoos on his face. Authorities did not immediately elaborate on what Klimo was allegedly wearing on Monday, or what he was wearing if he was wearing a wig.

"Kurimo wore women's clothing during the attack. Investigators believe he did this to help him during his flight, hiding his face tattoos and identity." Talked about 21 years old. Being detained.

The plan seemed to work at first, as Kurimo went unnoticed and walked to his mother's house, rented his car and left the town.

"After the attack, Klimo left the roof, dropped his rifle, blended into the crowd, and fled," Kovel's said.

"He was with everyone else because they were running around, just as he was an innocent spectator who blended in correctly." 

Investigators were able to stitch the movements of Climo based primarily on video footage shot on Monday in downtown Highland Park.

"He was seen on a women's clothing camcorder. The camcorder played a major role in identifying him who was first in control when he left. "Mr. Koveli said. According to the authorities.

Coveli said there was no immediate evidence that the archers were targeting victims based on race or religion.

Highland Park is known as a Jewish suburb Jewish Telegraphic Agency and Harlets, both According to some estimates, the Jewish population in the region is about one-third of the total estimated population 30,100

"At this point, his motives are unclear," Coveli said.

"The shooting looks completely random. At this point, it is racially motivated, religiously motivated, or by (hate) other protected status. It suggests that it is motivated. "

weapons were legally purchased in Illinois, officials said. Coveli described it as "similar to the AR-15."

"He is a powerful rifle to this parade, he accesses the rooftop of the company through the emergency escape hudder and attends the celebration of Innocent Independence Day. I started firing at, "said Koveli.

Highland Park Mayor Nancy Roting on Tuesday also revealed thatknewClimo when he was in Cub Scout a few years ago. Everyone was able to unleash such violence. The rampage killed six people and injured dozens at a celebration in a wealthy suburb of Chicago.

"I know he was a Cub Scout when I was a Cub Scout leader," she said.

"And that's what you took a step back and said," What happened? Why did someone get so angry? Literally the innocent people who spent the day in the family. "

When asked about Kurimo's memories, the mayor replied briefly, "He was just a little boy."

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Law enforcement officers will investigate the site on Monday in Highland Park, Illinois.Tannen Maury / EPA -EFE / Shutterstock

Other developments stemming from the shootings on Monday:

  • Tuesday The mayor may have used a legitimate purchase to kill thepowerful weapon. "I don't know where the gun came from, but I know it was legally obtained, and at some point the country included the killing of dozens of people with legally obtained guns. I think we need to discuss these weekly events. If that is what our law represents, we need to rethink the law. "
  • Monday's Attack 47 people were injured or injured in the turmoil
  • Police stillpeople in downtownHighland Park on Tuesday as investigators continue to collect evidence I'm asking you to avoid and steer.
  • More details onhave been revealed for the victims of the Monday massacre. They include Nicholas Toledo, 78, Jackie Sandheim.
  • US Senator Dick Durbin, D-Ill. Said on Tuesday that the shootings showed the emergence of a new violent American tradition,told MSNBC: "What happened here yesterday is sadly a clash of two traditions. : The wonderful tradition of the July 4th parade and the horrifying new tradition of mass shootings. ”The Highland Park slaughter was in Buffalo, New Yorkand Yuvaldi, Texas

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Antonio Planas was reported by Highland Park, Illinois, and Marlene Rentan and David K. Lee were reported by New York City.