BuzzShade learnt that one Robert “Bobby” Crimo III, 22, was arrested on Monday after he was mentioned as person of interest in the Highland Park, Illinois shooting.
According to reports, the shooting that claimed the lives of 6 people leaving more than two dozen others injured took place during Fourth of July celebration parade.
People run frantically for their safety. All victims that lost their lives in the incident were adults, 5 died at the spot while the 6th person died at the Hospital. One of the victims has been identified as 78-year-old Nicolas Toledo.
About 31 people sustained injuries, most suffered gunshot wounds. They were taken to The NorthShore University Health System.
Officials say they believe shots were fired from a nearby rooftop where a high-powered rifle was later recovered.
Ryan Lerman, who filmed the suspect’s arrest, said,
“Right away he was surrounded by the police. They came from either side of the highway to surround him. It ended with him getting on his knees and getting arrested by cops. It was surreal, I didn’t know what I was seeing.”
Vice President Kamala Harris spoke out after the tragedy and said,
“Doug and I are praying for the dozens of people who have been hospitalized and those who were lost today in Highland Park, Illinois. This shooting is an unmistakable reminder that more should be done to address gun violence in our country.”
Doug and I are praying for the dozens of people who have been hospitalized and those who were lost today in Highland Park, Illinois.
This shooting is an unmistakable reminder that more should be done to address gun violence in our country.
— Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP) July 4, 2022
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot also released a statement and said,
— Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot (@chicagosmayor) July 5, 2022