At a press conference outside Highland Park Police Headquarters on Tuesday morning, Mr. Coveli said late Tuesday morning, "He was an innocent spectator with others running around. It blended in as if it were. "
Investigators are still trying to identify motives, Covelli said. No charges have been announced, but Klimo has been detained by police since he was arrested Monday night.
According to authorities, Klimo used a powerful "AR-15-like" rifle to reach the parade crowd from the roof of a company accessed by Kovel's emergency stair ladder. I fired a bullet. He said.
Six people were killed and more than 30 were injured in the shooting, Covelli said. The area's hospital system said at least one of the Highland Park cases was still hospitalized on Tuesday for reasons other than gunshot wounds.
The genocide interrupts the already bloody American spring and summer-more than 300 times in the United States in the last 186 days, according to data edited by the Gun Violence Archive, a non-profit chase. A massacre incident occurred in such an incident.
"There is no evil word to appear at a public liberty celebration, hide in the roof, and shoot innocent people with assault rifles," said Governor of Illinois J. B. Pritzker said on Monday. "It's devastating that the American celebration was torn apart by our unique American plague."
More on why investigators believed the shooting was planned for weeks soon. Was not available in.
After the shooting, Kurimo went to his mother's house in the area and took off in his mother's car, Mr. Koveli said.
Someone looks at the car on US 41 after police determine that Kurimo is an interested person in the investigation and publish his information and the car he believes he is in. , Kovel said he called 911.
Later, North Chicago police officers saw the vehicle, waited for a backup, parked near Lake Forest, Illinois, and arrested Kurimo on Monday night, officials said.
Police say the suspect has legally purchased weapons in the Chicagoland area
In addition to the rifle used in the shooting, authorities say Found abandoned near the shooting site. Kovel, the rifle in the car, said.
Kurimo, a resident of the city of Highwood near Highland Park, legally purchased both weapons in the Chicagoland area without giving details, Koveli said.
Other firearms were found at Klimo's Highwood House, Koveli said.
Investigators have no information that the shooting was motivated by race, religion, or other protected status, Mr. Koveli said.
Of the six killed, five adults died in the field and one died in the hospital, said Lake County Coroner Jennifer Parker. The age of the sixth victim is not yet clear. According to a nearby synagogue
Thirty-nine patients associated with the shooting, including those who died in the hospital, were treated at three North Shore University Health System Hospitals, the system said Tuesday.
The injured were between 8 and 85 years old, and 4-5 patients were children, said Dr. Brigham Temple, the medical director of the system, on Monday.
According to system spokesman Jim Anthony, nine people were still in the hospital on Tuesday, ranging from 14 to 70 years old. According to Anthony, eight out of nine had gunshot wounds. According to Anthony, one person was in crisis on Tuesday.
'We're all a little upset'
On Tuesday morning, Highland Park Street was still abandoned on Tuesday. It was cluttered with my belongings. Residents have a hard time understanding what happened.
Three blocks on Central Avenue in downtown Highland Park remained blocked by police tape. FBI agents walked in line to comb the streets for more evidence, lifting scattered lawn chairs and other items left in flight for safety.
A man who escaped the genocide unharmed with his sons returned on Tuesday and found his eldest son's wheelchair in need of special assistance. They abandoned their wheelchairs on Monday-and the younger brother carried his brother after the elder fell when they hurried away from the shooting.
"We are all a little upset. It's hard to believe this happened, but only (yesterday). And I think we're all a little upset and restless. Probably the best way to explain. Father Paul Tobach told CNN's "New Day" on Tuesday.
Parade visitors' belongings were scattered on the ground, both inside and outside the taped zone. Among them are baby carriages, ant-attacked Dunkin Donut iced coffee, half-eaten noodles, toy trucks, sunscreen, bottled water, dog treats, and Sonic the Hedgehog plush toys. I have.
'More to do'
Last year, on record since the Gun Violence Archive began tracking mass shootings in 2014. It was the worst year. According to a non-profit organization, there were 692 mass shootings in the United States in 2021. The
Biden pointed out that during a picnic on July 4, he spent a short moment of silence at the White House on Monday night, talking to Governor Pritzker and the Mayor of Highland Park.
On Tuesday, Mayor Nancy Rotelling said Monday's shootings indicated the need for strict gun control nationwide.
"I think it's important to know that our ban on offensive weapons reflects the values of our community," she said. "Obviously, if there are weekly mass shootings involving these war weapons, there is a problem in this country. Discuss how to provide protection on a border scale, whether national or national. It's important. "
What we know about the suspect
Law enforcement authorities have" processed a large amount of digital evidence "and are investigating. Officials were able to identify Klimo as a suspect, Koveli, and county. A spokesman for the Crime Task Force said on Monday.
Kurimo, who calls himself "awakening the rapper," posted online music videos on several major streaming outlets and personal websites, featuring animated scenes of gun violence. There was also.
In the video titled "Are you Awake", a cartoon animation of a stickman shooter (similar to the appearance of a rifle) is seen in tactical gear attacking with a rifle. Kurimo can be seen saying, "I need to do that. It's my destiny."
Suspect's uncle, Paul A. Klimo told CNN on Monday that he spoke to law enforcement agencies for a long time and described his nephew as "a lonely and quiet person."
He said he was active on YouTube, but said he was unaware of the political views his nephew had.
"It hurts every family who has lost their lives," said Paul Climo.
Rotelling knew the suspect, and he was the leader of the Cub Scout Pack as a boy. "He was my. Pack Cub Scout, so many years ago he was just a quiet little boy I knew," Rotelling told CNN on Tuesday.
"I don't know what led him to this point, but let's ask so many people that question," she said.
Some bystanders initially thought gunshots were fireworks until many fled in fear.
"It looked like a battle zone, and I hate it.Zoe Powellsack, who attended the Independence Day parade with his father, remembered Monday.
Powellsack, who attended the Independence Day parade with his father, said parade participants initially thought the series of fireworks was fireworks.
"And I thought something was wrong. I grabbed my dad and started running. Suddenly everyone behind me started running," she said. She saw the girl shot dead.
Miles Zaremsky said he had fired twice in a row on CT at around 10:20 am shortly after the start and heard about 20-30 shots. He explained to CNN that he saw many people bleeding and standing on the ground, making the scene chaotic.
Tobac, the man who returned to find his eldest son's wheelchair on Tuesday, his girlfriend also at the parade with them and his brother. They turned around after hearing the gunshots and seeing the crowd running towards them. Tobak said he abandoned his chair and his second son picked him up.
"We ran for our lives," Tobach said.