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Shooting at Highland Park in Chicago today, latest news: 4th July parade in Illinois

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Highland Park 4th July parade shooting: Live updates

4th of July parade shooting in Highland Park: Headlines

- Robert "Bobby" E Crimo III, captured by police in Lake Forest after brief car pursuit

- Police believe he is driving 2010 Silver Honda Fit, Illinois license plate DM80653

- Police lift shelter-in-place order for most of Highlan Park but warn citizens to exercise caution

- Around 10:14 on Monday 4 July a gunman opened fire on a crowd in Highland Park, IL

- Police say that there are six fatalities and around 31 hospitalized with serious injuries ranging in age from 8 to 85

- Police believe they have the suspects weapon, a long gun, high-powered rifle

- Gunman fired 20 to 25 rounds in quick succession

What do we know about Robert “Bobby” Crimo III, the suspected shooter arrested for the Highland Park parade shooting?

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What do we know about Robert “Bobby” Crimo III, the suspected shooter arrested for the Highland Park parade shooting?

The gunman is thought to be 22-year-old Robert Crimo III. The Highland Park Police Chief, Lou Jogmen, said that a North Chicago police officer spotted the vehicle Crimo was believed to be traveling in and tried to perform a traffic stop. However, the suspect fled and a “brief” car pursuit ensued with Crimo eventually stopping. He was detained without incident in Lake Forest.

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Suspect in Highland Park shooting captured by police

Highland Park Police Chief, Lou Jogmen, announced that North Chicago police have detained Robert "Bobby" Crimo III, the person of interest in the horrific shooting that occured during the Hihgland Park Independence Day parade. Jogmen said that a North Chicago police officer spotted the vehicle Crimo was believed to be traveling in and tried to perform a traffic stop.

However, the suspect fled and a "brief" car pursuit ensued with Crimo eventually stopping. He was detained without incident in Lake Forest.

New information about Robert Crimo III, Highland Park shooting

The Highland Park Police department provided a new information related to the description of Robert "Bobby" Crimo III, the person of interest suspected of shooting into the crowd of spectators from a rooftop overlooking the Independence Day parade.

- White male

- Aged 22 years

- Longer black hair

- Small build, 5'11' tall

- Wearing a white or light-blue shirt

- Believed to be driving a 2010 silver Honda Fit with Illinois plates, DM80653

- Has connections with Rockford, Dekalb, and Elgin

Authorities urge the public not to approach the suspect but call 911 or 1-800 CALL FBI if they have any information on his whereabouts.

Photo of Robert "Bobby" Crimo III, suspect in Highland Park parade shooting

Police have released a picture of the person of interest in the massacre of parade-goers in Highland Park.

Highland Park police identify suspect in 4th of July parade shooting in Highland Park

A little before five o'clock law enforcement in Highland Park announced that they had a suspect in the tragc events that claimed the life of six people so far and left over two dozen injured, some in critical condition.

The suspect is Robert E Crimo III who goes by the name Bobby. He is a 22 year old from the area and police say he is believed to be armed and extremely dangerous. He is believed to be driving a 2010 silver Honda Fit with Illinois plates, DM80653.

Authorities ask the public not to approach the suspect but call 911 or 1-800 CALL FBI if they have any information on his whereabouts.

Today, I ask all Illinoisans to pray for the families who have been devastated by the evil unleashed this morning in Highland Park, for those who have lost loved ones and for those who have been injured. I also ask that we all pray for our first responders at all levels of government who are actively working to bring the suspect into custody, and whose bravery undoubtedly saved innocent lives on the scene. 

There are no words for the kind of monster who lies in wait and fires into a crowd of families with children celebrating a holiday with their community. There are no words for the kind of evil that robs our neighbors of their hopes, their dreams, their futures. There are no words I can offer to lift the pain of those they leave behind. Please know that our state grieves with you, that MK and I grieve with you. 

But grief will not bring the victims back, and prayers alone will not put a stop to the terror of rampant gun violence in our country. 

I will stand firm with Illinoisans and Americans: we must - and we will - end this plague of gun violence.

Governor JB Pritzker, Statement in regards to Monday mornings shooting in Highland Park, during a 4th of July Parade.

Video of chaotic moments in Highland Park after gunman opened fire

Hundreds of people gathered on Monday to attend the Highland Park Independence Day parade. What was supposed to be a celebration turned into tragedy when a gunman opened fire on the crowd and marchers.

The people at first thought that the gunshots were fireworks but quickly realized that they were in peril. The police have informed that five died on site and another victim succumbed at hospital.

FAA imposes Temporary Flight Restriction for airspace over Highland Park

All aircraft except for those under the direction of the police will be banned from flying below 3,000 feet within a file-mile area over Highland Park. The Temporary Flight Restriction will be in effect until 4 pm Monday.

Jill and I are shocked by the senseless gun violence that has yet again brought grief to an American community on this Independence Day. As always, we are grateful for the first reponders and law enforcement on the scene. I have spoken to Governor Pritzker and Mayor Rotering, and have offered the full support of the Federal government to their communities.

Joe Biden, POTUS

4th of July parade shooting injuries like those seen in wartime

The police haven't specified what type of weapon the Highland Park gunman used beyond that it is a high-powered rifle. Dr David Baum, who was a witness to the tragedy that took place during a Independence Day parade, said that paramedics were able to determine the dead because of the "horrific injuries" the kind that you would "probably see in wartime."

Highland Park gunman used high-powered rifle

The gunman that "targeted" spectators, including children, and people marching in the Highland Park Independence Day parade shot 20 to 25 rounds before first responders closed in on his position and he abandoned his weapon which officials have described as a high-powered rifle.

The tragedy unfolding in Highland Park is devastating. I have been in contact with Mayor Rotering and have offered our support, and the Chicago Police Department is providing assistance. We grieve with the families of the deceased and injured as well as.

Lori Lightfoot, Mayor of Chicago

Highland Park Police set up reunification center

In the chaos that was caused when a gunman opened fire on spectators and participants in the Highland Park 4th of July parade some were separated from the people they came with to watch. The Highland Park Police Department has established a Family and Friends Reunification Center at the police department at 1677 Old Deerfield Rd.

(847) 432-7730

City of Evanston cancels 4th of July events, closes beaches

"Today's 4th of July celebration cancelation includes the evening fireworks show," the City of Evanston posted on social media.

"Residents may collect their chairs and blankets from the parade route tomorrow.

"Due to an abundance of caution, all Evanston beaches will be closed for the remainder of the day."

Police Incident Commander describes suspect

Just over two and a half hours after the tragedy unfolded in Highland Park, Illinois the Incident Commander Chris O'Neill gave a press conference to inform the public about what they know regarding the suspect in Monday's shooting. 

Gunshots at parade mistaken for fireworks at first

Police have retreived what they believe to be the weapon used in Monday's massacre at the Highland Park Independence Day parade. It is described as a long gun or rifle that the gunman appears to have left behind at the scene fleeing after shooting briefly into the people gathered to watch the 4th of July parade.

About 20 to 25 shots rang out in quick succession a resident told the Chicago Sun-Times. The shooting began about 10 minutes after the parade had begun in downtown Highland Park, a suburb of Chicago. Hundreds fled the scene when they realized that the bangs were coming from gunshots and not fireworks.

Suspected Highland Park gunman's description

The Highland Park Police department provided a description of the suspected gunman who shot into the crowd of spectators from a rooftop overlooking the Independence Day parade.

- White male

- Aged 18-20 years

- Longer black hair

- Small build

- Wearing a white or light-blue shirt

Police provide tip lines

The Highland Park Police department and the FBI are requesting that anyone with information including videos, photos or evidence related to the shooting at the Independence Day parade contact them.

Highland Park Police: 847-432-7730

FBI: 1-800-CALL FBI

To face senseless gun violence while out celebrating Independence Day is nothing short of horrific. The nation’s prayers are with Highland Park today. My office is closely monitoring the situation and will stay in contact with local leaders and law enforcement.

Dick Durbin, US Senator from Illinois

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A Independence Day parade in Highland Park, Illinois turned deadly on Monday when shots rang out. Here at AS USA we will bring you live updates on what is happening in the Chicago suburb.

Officials confirm that six people are dead and around two dozen more are in hospital with serious injures. Police have recovered what they believe to be the weapon.

Federal, state and local law enforment are assisting the Police in the Chicago suburb to locate the suspect. They have asked that residents continue to shelter in place.

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