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Officials say the parade confessed and considered a second attack

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{Man accused of 171}killed seven people in a July 4 parade in Highland Park, Illinois, traveled to Wisconsin after shooting and another attack "I took it seriously," police said Wednesday. Authorities also acknowledged the killing of 21-year-oldRobert "Bobby" Crimo IIIand said in an interview with investigators that he "scrutinized what he did." .. 

Lake County Deputy Chief of the Crime Task Force Chris Koveli travels to reporters Wednesday after Klimo leaves the shooting scenein Illinois. He said he did. , He saw another holiday celebration taking place. 

"He was seriously thinking about using the firearms he had in his car to shoot another shot," Koveli said. 

"There is no information to suggest that he first planned to drive Madison to make another attack." , Kovel's added. "We believe he was running around following the first attack and saw the celebration." 

Mr. Coveli said why the suspect did not make another attack. He said it wasn't clear yet, but "it shows that he hadn't done enough thought and investigation." Officials say they believe Climo planned an attack on Highland Park for several weeks. 

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Remaining belongings in the shooting scene along the route of the Independence Day parade on July 4, 2022 It has been. At Highland Park, Illinois.  Mark Borenstein / Getty Images

Covelli also reveals why Klimo left Madison and returned to Illinois and was arrested after police officers. Said not. He pulled him into his mother's car. He said Climo left his phone to Madison and then his device was recovered. 

Lake County Attorney Eric Reinhardt said Climo was unsecured and detained. He also told the judge at a hearing on Wednesday that he had fired one full clip of 30 rounds, reloaded it, continued firing, and reloaded it a third time. 

Kurimo was charged with seven charges of one murder on Tuesday. If convicted, he would face life imprisonment without the possibility of parole, Rinehart said when he announced his accusation. 

Rinehart expects "many, many" additional charges, such as attempted murder and a deteriorating battery with a firearm charge for everyone injured in the shooting. He said he was doing it. He said those charges were expected in late July. 

Police said Tuesday that at least 45 people were injured or killed during the shooting. Authorities have identified seven dead victims as Catherine Goldstein, 64 years old. Kevin McCarthy, 37; Irina McCarthy, 35; Jacquelyn Sundheim, 63; Steven Strauss, 88; Nicolas Toledo-Zaragoza, 78; and Eduardo Uvaldo, 69 years old.

Jordan Fryman and Alex Sandby contributed to the report. 

Victoria Albert

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