A man is in Custody in connection to the deadly parade shooting in Highland Park, a suburb 25 miles outside Chicago. Police have arrested a person of interest in the case after authorities say he led Officers on a brief chase before being stopped in Lake Forest, Illinois.
An arrest following a massive manhunt in that shooting at a Fourth of July Parade in Highland Park, Illinois — where parade-goers fled screaming from gunshots. Chief Lou Jogmen of the Highland Park Police Dept. saying: “His name is Robert E. Crimo the third. He’s 22 years of age.”
On Monday, Authorities said the Gunman fired a high-powered rifle from a roof top — killing at least six people and critically injuring more than two dozen others, including at least four children. Dr. Brigham Temple of NorthShore University Health saying: “The age range here is anywhere from 8 years old was our youngest patient up to 85 years old.”
Authorities releasing more information about the attack that took place just minutes after the community’s Fourth of July Parade began. They say the Gunman acted alone and used an unsecured ladder in an alley to access the roof of a building before opening fire as hundreds of people ran for cover. Larry Bloom a Shooting Witness saying “Just a rain of gunshots, uh, just so quickly, for quite a while.”
Police say Firearm Evidence was recovered from the rooftop of that building and say the shooting appeared to be “Random but Intentional.” Chris Covelli of the Lake County Major Crime Task Force saying: “Very sad situation where it sounds like Spectators were targeted and, and even those that were marching through.”