Police seek 22-year-old man in US parade shooting investigation

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Lou Jogmen, Chief of Police for Highland Park, Illinois, said he had identified Robert E. Crimo III, 22, as a “person of interest” in the investigation into the mass shooting at the July 4th parade County.

He is believed to be driving a silver 2010 Honda Fit with Illinois license plate and numbering DM80653.

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Several law enforcement agencies are working to arrest Crimo. He is considered armed and dangerous, officials said.

Attack left dead and injured

A shooting during a US Independence Day parade in a suburb outside Chicago, Illinois, left at least six people dead on Monday. The search for the shooter continues, according to authorities.

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A total of 31 people were transported to two hospitals, NorthShore University Health System spokesman Jim Anthony said. The vast majority had gunshot wounds, while others were injured while fleeing, he added.

According to Jennifer Banek, a Lake County coroner, five fatalities died at the scene and were adults. The sixth victim died in hospital, but Banek had no information on his age.

“There was one who was transported to a local hospital, and he ended up dying there. I don’t have any additional information about this victim,” she said.

The attack in the city of Highland Park, about 40 kilometers north of Chicago, began shortly after 10 am local time as residents watched a Fourth of July parade along Central Avenue.

US President Joe Biden said he and First Lady Jill Biden are “shocked by the senseless gun violence that has once again brought sadness to an American community on this Independence Day”.

He also noted that he called the federal police to “help in the urgent search for the shooter.”

“I spoke with Governor Pritzker and Mayor Rotering and offered the full support of the federal government to their communities. I also called federal police to assist in the urgent search for the shooter, who remains at large at the moment,” he wrote.

“Community members should follow the direction of the leadership on the ground, and I will monitor closely as we learn more about those whose lives have been lost and pray for those in hospital with serious injuries,” added the president.

Finally, Biden released legislation signed last week on gun ownership that “includes actions that will save lives”, acknowledging “much more work to do”.

The Federal Aviation Administration is banning aircraft from flying over Highland Park at the site of Monday’s attack.

A Temporary Flight Restriction of eight kilometers is in effect up to 914 meters above the ground, except for “rescue aircraft”, which is the responsibility of the direction of the City Police Department.

Investigators are currently searching social media for any indication that the shooting would be carried out or threats to the parade.

Chris Covelli of the Lake County Serious Crimes Task Force said there were no threats that he was aware of, but that “certainly investigators are scouring social media.”

Source: CNN Brasil

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