The suspected shooter is in custody after a mass shooting in north suburban Highland Park Monday. 6 people were killed, and dozens were injured after a gunman opened fire from a rooftop during the July 4th parade.
According to Highland Park Police Chief Lou Jogmen, Robert “Bobby” E. Crimo III, 22, was arrested around 6:30 p.m., following a chase in the north suburbs.
Jogmen said police saw Crimo’s car near Buckley Road and U.S. Route 41. They tried to conduct a traffic stop, but Crimo fled the scene.
North Chicago police called for reinforcement, and Crimo’s vehicle was stopped six miles away near Westleigh Road and U.S. 41. He was arrested without incident, and charges were pending as police continued investigating.
The mass shooting happened around 10:15 a.m. during the parade in Highland Park. Police said the shooter opened fire from a nearby rooftop using a high-powered rifle.
Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek reported 5 adults had died on the scene, and one other person died at a local hospital. No further information has been released to the public yet.
Highland Park Chief Joe Schrage said medics admitted 10 people to NorthShore Highland Park Hospital, 6 people to Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, and 7 people to NorthShore Evanston Hospital.