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Shooting was preplanned for weeks, police say – Boston 25 News



HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. — Lake County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli said in a news conference Tuesday that Robert E. Crimo III, 21, allegedly shot and killed at least six people and injured around 30 on Monday, acted alone and had pre-planned shooting for several weeks.

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Crimo allegedly shot at a Fourth of July parade from a rooftop in Chicago, hitting the crowd with hundreds of rounds, according to the Associated Press.

During the shooting, Covelli said in the news conference that Crimo was dressed in woman’s clothing to blend in and to obscure his tattoos. Police believe Crimo was acting alone.

Charges are expected to be announced soon, Covelli said.

Crimo led officers on a manhunt that ended with a traffic stop and short chase Monday evening that led to his arrest, the AP said. No possible motive has been released.

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The Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotering told the “Today” show Tuesday morning that the gun used in the shooting on Monday was legally obtained. However, the city has an assault weapons ban.

Check back for more on this developing story.


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