Highland Park shooting: Man arrested after 4 July mass shooting
A shooting attack on a Fourth of July celebration in Highland Park, Illinois resulted in the deaths of six people, and US officials have apprehended a suspect in connection with the event. After a brief pursuit, Robert E. Crime III, 22, was reportedly caught, according to the police. A powerful weapon was fired carelessly at witnesses by the shooter as he ascended a roof. One mass shooting happened per week in 2022, making it the most frequent mass shooting in US history. The president, Joe Biden, indicated how horrified he was by the violence.
The outcome of a manhunt was the capture of Mr. Crimo. He was a “person of interest” in the shooting on Monday, but after his detention, police said they believed he was responsible.
At around 10:15 local time (15:15 GMT), just a short while after the march began, the shooter began firing at onlookers from the rooftop of a business.
What should have been a day of celebration rapidly devolved into fear, with people fleeing the scene while pushing strollers, handbags, and lawn chairs being left behind. According to several witnesses, the sound of gunfire was mistaken for fireworks or a car backfiring. When the gunfire broke out, one man who was eating breakfast at a Starbucks nearby told the BBC that 30 people rushed into the cafe in search of safety. But because they believed the shooter was attempting to enter through the rear door, they all had to be evacuated.
One adult later died recently in the hospital after being one of the five people who were discovered dead at the site. At least twenty additional people suffered injuries.
Nicolas Toledo, a guy in his late 70s who needs extensive care and was only there because his family did not want him to miss the event, has been identified as one of those who passed away. His granddaughter Xochil Toledo said on GoFundMe, “What was meant to be a nice family day has turned into a dreadful nightmare for others.” “We are a fractured, numb family. We send our sympathies to all the other families who have lost a dear member today.”
Jacki Sundheim, a “beloved” member who taught and attended services at her local synagogue, has also been identified as a victim of the massacre.
A statement from the North Shore Congregation Israel synagogue said, “There are no words to adequately describe the depth of our sadness for Jacki’s passing and compassion for her family and loved ones.”
Mr. Crimo is not facing any charges, and no motive has been revealed. Social media companies shut down accounts that belonged to Mr. Crimo, who used his identity to upload rap songs as well as films with violent themes including shootings and gun violence.
Along with welcoming Mr. Trump’s motorcade in person, he also uploaded photos of himself wearing a Donald Trump flag and a video. Only one month has passed since the fatal shootings in Buffalo, New York, and Uvalde, Texas. Only one month has passed since the fatal shootings in Buffalo, New York, and Uvalde, Texas.
Nearly 250 mass shootings were reported in 2022 alone, according to the Gun Violence Archive, a nonprofit monitoring gun violence occurrences across the US. Mass shootings are defined as situations when at least four people are shot.
The governor of Illinois, Jay Robert Pritzker, warned that gun deaths were “becoming an American tradition.”
President Biden said that efforts would be made to tackle the “epidemic of mass shootings” in the country. I’m not going to quit, he said next to the White House in Washington. The president signed last week the first significant piece of federal gun safety legislation in more than 30 years.
Although it forces police to take away guns from anyone regarded as a threat and imposes stronger checks on underage purchases, critics claim that the restrictions don’t go far enough.