Highland Park’s July Fourth Parade Mass Shooting 

Last night a Gunman opened fire from a rooftop in the Chicago suburb, leaving six people dead and more than two-dozen wounded at a July 4th parade that was meant to be a peaceful gathering of families.

Robert E. “Bobby” Crimo III, 22, was “taken into custody without incident” on U.S. 41 at Westleigh Road in Lake Forest after being spotted by North Chicago police.

More than eight hours after firing a “high-powered rifle” from a rooftop onto a crowd attending Highland Park’s Fourth of July parade, killing six people and wounding dozens in one of the worst mass shootings in Illinois history, a gunman suspected of causing the carnage was taken into custody.

The arrest came after he was spotted by a North Chicago police officer and following a short chase. Crimo was taken to the Highland Park police station.

As of 9 p.m., no charges had been filed, and the police gave no indication of what the motive for the shootings might have been. Just another senseless killing of innocent people for no reason at all.

It appeared that the gunman had used an “unsecured” ladder to climb to the rooftop, Covelli said.

Authorities said the ownership history of the rifle was being examined by the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. I will update this case as information becomes available to me. Stay scary, but most importantly stay safe out there.

A wagon and flags remain at St. John Avenue, near the scene of the shooting in Highland Park, Illinois, on Monday, July 4, 2022.

The video linked below is chilling to watch as people ran from the gunfire.