A gunner accused of killing at least seven people in a July 4 parade in Highland Park, Illinois, first appeared on Wednesday. Authorities say they confessed to the shooting. ..
More than 30 people were injured in this attack.
Suspect Robert Climo III, 21, emerged from prison via a video link and faced seven single murder charges. He was denied bail. He reportedly showed no emotions and spoke briefly.
According to authorities, Klimo planned a few weeks of shooting.
Climo was able to climb a ladder along the parade route to shoot down the crowd. He was dressed in women's clothing and was apparently randomly fired more than 70 times.
He was able to escape from the scene a few hours after his flight, before he was finally arrested.
According to officials, Klimo drove his mother's car to Madison, Wisconsin, where he considered another shooting. After that, he returned to Illinois.
If Krimo was convicted of all seven murders, he would be imprisoned for the rest of his life without the possibility of parole, Lake County lawyer Eric Reinhardt accused on Tuesday. announced.
"These are just the first of many accusations filed against Mr. Kurimo," the prosecutor told reporters. "Dozens more accusations are expected, centered on each victim."
Investigators who asked the suspect and confirmed the social media post identified the motive for the attack. Not, Christopher Coveli, a spokesman for Lake County's Major Crime Task Force, said at a news conference. Mr. Koveli said Kurimo had legally purchased the weapons found at the scene of the attack and the second rifle found in his car.
Police said there were no signs that the suspect had targeted anyone by race, religion, or other protected status.
Kurimo, named Bobby, is an ambitious rapper with the stage name Awake the Rapper. He posted ominous and violent videos and songs on social media sites.
In recent years, Kurimo has brushed two law enforcement agencies, one for attempted suicide and one for allegedly threatening to kill others.
In the second case, police confiscated 16 knives from Klimo, but Mr. Koveli said he was not arrested because authorities had no reason to detain him at the time.
The Highland Park attack was the latest mass shooting in the United States in recent weeks, with previous assaults on people at a grocery store in Buffalo, New York. Elementary school in Uvalde, Texas. Clinic in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Some information in this report is from Reuters.