Police in Illinois in the Midwestern United States labeled "People of Interest" in a deadly shooting attack at Monday's Independence Day parade. I caught a man who did.
22-year-old Robert E. Climo III (third) killed six and more after a brief chasing of a car just outside Highland Park, a wealthy suburb of Chicago. Was detained for several hours after the person was killed. More than 30 people were injured when shooters fired at parade participants from the roof of a building along the route.
Police said five people had died, and another died at a nearby hospital. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico states that one of the murderers was a Mexican citizen.
Highland Park Hospital doctors say they have accepted 26 injured from the parade between the ages of 8 and 85.
Mobile phone videos captured dozens of people panicking and fleeing the scene as the sound of rapid shootings roared from nearby buildings. The parade route was littered with lawn chairs, baby strollers, and portable food containers, abandoned by those who ran in search of a hideout.
US President Joe Byden said he and his wife, First Lady Jill Byden, said, "On this independence day again, the meaningless gun violence that brought sadness to the American community. I was shocked. "
The shooting at Highland Park occurred more than a week after President Byden signed the first major federal gun violence bill passed by Congress in decades. Bipartisan compromises were made twice in May, including a racially discriminatory attack that killed 10 people at a grocery store in a black neighborhood in Buffalo, New York, and a rampage at an elementary school in Uvarde, Texas. Passed after mass shooting. 19 school children and 2 teachers have died.
Some information in this report was provided by Associated Press, Reuters, and Agence France-Presse.