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Suspected gunman who opened fire at Fourth of July parade is identified as police launch search for him

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Suspected gunman who opened fire at Fourth of July parade is identified as police launch search for him

Police have identified 22-year-old Robert ‘Bobby’ E. Crimo III as a person of interest after a gunman opened fire at a Fourth of July parade at Highland Park, Illinois, United States.

 

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At least 6 people were killed and about 2 dozens injured following the shooting.

 

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The suspected shooter is at large and is believed to be “armed and dangerous,” according to police.

 

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Lake County Task Force spokesperson Chris Covelli said the shooting was “very random” and “very intentional,” and the suspect was discrete and difficult to see.

 

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The rifle has been recovered from the roof and is currently being investigated.

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Police said the shooter is a white male with long black hair and a small build.

 

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They named Robert E. Crimo III as a person of interest and said he is driving a silver Honda Fit and is from the area.

 

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Suspected gunman who opened fire at Fourth of July parade is identified as police launch search for him

 

Police released a photo of the suspect that shows tattoos on his face and neck.

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More than 100 officers are currently searching for the suspect with the help of the FBI and SWAT teams.

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Suspected gunman who opened fire at Fourth of July parade is identified as police launch search for him

 

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Buildings and businesses in the area have been cleared, and residents have been told to shelter in place.

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“He could be in the city. He could be somewhere else,” Covelli said.

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