The suspect was arrested by police in connection to the shooting that left six people dead and 26 others injured during a parade for American National Day near Chicago. This tragedy occurred in Highland Park (Northern United States), in a country still reeling after a series of fatal shootings.
The young man was armed with a powerful rifle and opened fire on the crowd. He lived in a wealthy city of 30,000 people, just off the shores Lake Michigan. The man was seen climbing onto the roof of a building, causing panic and then fleeing.
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Police have identified Robert, also known as Bobby - Crimo and 22 years old, from the "area". The photo showed a young, diaphanous man with a tattooed and emaciated face. Christopher Covelli, one of the spokespersons for the group, warned that this person was on the run. "She is considered dangerous and armed.
The suspect was taken into custody "without incident" after a short car chase, Highland Park Police Chief Lou Jogmen said to reporters Monday night. Authorities had set up a massive security system with federal reinforcements and armored vehicles. He has many pages on the internet. There he is described as a Chicago musician, "Awake The Rapper".
Many families and children joined hundreds of others on Highland Park's sidewalks to witness the traditional American Independence Day parade. A flurry gunfire erupted as high school marching bands marched down the streets.
A witness to the tragedy, who gave only her first name, Zoe on CNN, said that she heard 50 gunshots and thought it was fireworks. She described a panic, in which people fell one after the other, and said, "At one stage, I saw a girl covered with blood. I had never seen that." Before being taken to a basement, she hid behind a trashcan. She found "a battlefield" as she walked away.
"Suddenly, as we were about to march down the street, waves of people began running towards us. We heard a loud bang just before it happened. Emily explained to AFP that she thought it was fireworks. Prazak was going to march in this parade.
The first elements of the investigation revealed that the shooter shot from the roof of a building accessible via an emergency staircase. Christopher Covelli, a police spokesperson said that the shooter was "very discreet and difficult to spot." The police found a "powerful" weapon that he had stolen from him and he fled immediately.
A US media reported that the suspect's internet posts sometimes contain violent references to shootings and weapons. On Monday evening, his YouTube and other social media accounts were not searchable.
The Chicago Tribune newspaper reports that a video of a young man being shot at in a classroom and bedroom eight months ago was posted by the Chicago Tribune. An audio commentary: "I just have to do this," then it's "It is my destiny." This is what I came to. The newspaper reported that nothing can stop me.
Five adults and one child died instantly. A sixth person was taken to the hospital. According to an official at the hospital, 26 people, aged between 8-85 years, were treated by emergency services. Some, including one child, were in critical condition.
Many towns around the event were forced to suspend their celebrations immediately. They also closed their beaches and asked for everyone's safety. Two police officers sustained injuries in a shooting in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), during which fireworks were being displayed. CBS News broadcast the video from a skyscraper. -sky shows a crowd breaking apart in haste. At this point, the circumstances of the incident are unknown and local police were not able to contact immediately.
The country is still recovering from the shootings at Uvalde Elementary School in Texas that left 21 people dead. This tragedy rekindled the debate about guns. There are nearly 400 million of these guns in America. According to Gun Violence Archive, there have been at least 309 mass murders, with at least 4 victims injured or killed, since the start of the year.
J.B. Pritzker, Democratic Illinois Governor, said that it was "disgusting" that a party dedicated to America is being sabotaged and dominated by a quintessentially American scourge. "We deny our citizens the only freedom they want is the freedom to live without fear of gun violence every day.
After being "shocked", Democratic Presidential Joe Biden stated that he would not give up on fighting the epidemic of gun violence.