Suspected Highland Park Mass Shooter Posted String Of Online Videos Detailing Violence

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This undated handout photo provided by the City of Highland Park Police Department shows Robert (Bobby) E. Crimo III. Highland Park Police Chief Lou Jogmen said Monday July 4, 2022, that police have identified 22-year-old Crimo as a person of interest in an Independence Day parade shooting in suburban Chicago. (City of Highland Park Police Department via AP)
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Six people are dead and dozens of others wounded after a mass shooting at a July 4th parade in Highland Park, Ill., a northern suburb of Chicago. Police have arrested 22-year-old Robert Crimo III. DNA helped link him to the high-powered rifle found at the scene.

Police spotted his car and after a brief chase took him into custody. So far, no charges have been filed, but authorities are reviewing a string of online videos and posts full of violence leading up to the horrific murders. Online he goes by the name Awake The Rapper. In one of the videos, he says, “I need to do it. It’s my destiny.”

Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotering spoke to NBC’s TODAY show and said, “At some point, this nation needs to have a conversation about these weekly events involving the murder of dozens of people with legally obtained guns.”

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