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Police arrest suspect after gunmen kill six in Independence Day parade

Police arrested suspects on Monday after a mass shooting killed six people in a parade on US Independence Day in the wealthy suburbs of Chicago, casting a dark shadow on the country’s most patriotic holidays. It was dropped.

The 22-year-old Robert Climo was identified as an “interested person” and was the target of a large manhunt throughout the town of Highland Park, Illinois. There, a rooftop shooter with a powerful rifle celebrated his family-friendly July 4th parade. In the scene of death and trauma.

Shooting at the holiday crowd, panicked spectators ran hard, leaving behind chairs, abandoned balloons, and a parade route littered with personal belongings, causing the shooter to create a scene of confusion.

Emergency officials said about 20 people, including children, were treated for ammunition injuries and some were in serious condition.

After a short car chase, Klimo was detained “without incident,” Highland Park police chief Lou Jogmen told reporters.

Earlier, police warned that he was armed and “extremely dangerous.”

Kurimo claims herself as a musician and goes through the online monica “Awake the Rapper”.

According to the Gun Violence Archive website, shootings are part of a wave of gun violence that plagues the United States, killing about 40,000 people annually from firearms.

And it was in trouble on American Independence Day. There, towns and cities across the country hold similar parades, people (many dressed in variations of the American flag) hold barbecues, participate in sporting events, and gather at fireworks displays.

In another July 4 shooting, two police officers were fired and injured during a fireworks display in Philadelphia, according to local officials.

CBS News airs a video shot from a skyscraper showing the crowd panicking and fleeing when the fireworks are launched into the sky.

Philadelphia police commissioner Daniel Outlaw said both police officers were discharged after being treated, and authorities were still investigating the exact circumstances of the case.

At Highland Park, Emily Plazack, who marched on the parade, explained the mayhem.

“We were preparing to march down the street, and then the sudden waves of these people started chasing us to run towards us, and just before that happened, we popped, I heard pop, pop, pop, pop, and it was the fireworks I thought. “

“This is the day we celebrate the country. It is also the day when our freedom is deprived of us. Many of us who live here, even in this building, have all of us trapped. Because there is. “


Don Johnson, who attended the parade, said he initially thought the shooting was a car backfire.

“And finally, I heard the screams from the blocks and the kids and the people running and carrying everything, and we came across a gas station, and we were there for three hours,” he said. I told AFP.

“I’ve seen scenes like this many times on TV and in different communities, but I didn’t expect this to happen here,” he said.

According to police officials, the shooting began at 10:14 am and the parade was about three-quarters along the way.

“It looks like the audience was targeted, so it’s very random, very intentional, and very sad,” said Christopher Koveli, a spokesman for the Lake County’s Major Crime Task Force.

Five of the six killed, all adults died on the scene. The sixth was taken to the hospital, where he was injured.

The Brigham Temple at Highland Park Hospital, where most of the victims were taken, said it had accepted 25 people with gunshot wounds aged 8 to 85.

He said there were “four or five” children in it, and 16 were later discharged.

According to police, shooters were using “powerful rifles” and “evidence of firearms” was on the roof of a nearby company.

“All the signs were that he wasn’t noticeable and it was very difficult to see him,” Koveli said.

US media reported that Kurimo’s online posts contained violent content that hinted at guns and shootings. His YouTube and other social media accounts didn’t show up on Monday night.

A YouTube video posted eight months ago, reported by the Chicago Tribune, includes images of young men in their bedrooms and classrooms, as well as cartoons of shooters and people shot dead.

The narration says, “I need to do that.”

“That’s my destiny. Everything is connected to this. Even myself can’t stop me,” the newspaper said.

-311 mass shootings so far-

In a statement, Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotelling said the town was “ravaged” by the shooting.

“Mass shootings like this throw a much wider net of pain than what the general public is normally exposed to. It’s a crisis that instantly devastates families and communities, and we’re cured. I know it will take some time, “she said.

President Joe Biden expressed shock and vowed to continue fighting the “gun violence epidemic” that is sweeping the country.

“I’m not going to give up,” he said.

Last week, Biden signed the first important federal bill on gun safety in decades. A few days after the Supreme Court ruled that Americans had the basic right to carry pistols in public.

The highly divisive debate over gun control reignited in May with the slaughter of two people, shooting 10 black supermarket shoppers in northern New York and 21 (mainly infants) in Yuvalde, Texas. Was killed in an elementary school in New York.

According to the Gun Violence Archive, there were 311 mass shootings in the United States so far in 2022, with at least five on July 4.

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