Manhunt On For Suspected Gunman Behind Parade Massacre In Chicago Suburb

Manhunt On For Suspected Gunman Behind Parade Massacre In Chicago Suburb

A manhunt is underway for the man suspected of opening fire on Fourth of July parade goers in a Chicago suburb, killing at least six people and wounding as many as two dozen more.

Robert “Bobby” Crimo is believed to be traveling in a 2010 silver Honda Fit with the Illinois plate No. DM80653 and is considered armed and dangerous. Police described him as a slender, white male with long, dark hair wearing a a white or blue T-shirt. Sgt. Christopher Covelli, of the Lake County Major Crime Task Force, said the suspect could still be in the city or could have fled the area.

“This was very random, very intentional and a very sad day,” Covelli said during a press update.

More than 100 local, state and federal law enforcement officers, including the FBI, are working on the investigation.

The parade, in Highland Park, was thrown into chaos and carnage just after 10 a.m. Monday when shots rang out from a rooftop overlooking the event. Covelli said the gunman appeared to have taken up up a sniper position. Police recovered a high-powered rifle from the scene.


The conditions of the injured ranged from serious to critical. Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotering said the shooting has “terrorized” the city of 30,000.

The Daily Wire does not name mass shooters as part of a policy to deprive them of the notoriety they often crave. But while he is at large, identifying him may aid in his capture.

“Firearm evidence was found on the rooftop of a nearby business, police commander Chris O’Neill said. The shooter used a ladder attached to the building on a wall in an alley to access the roof, said Christopher Covelli, spokesperson for the Lake County Major Crime Task Force,” CNN reported.

According to one source, Crimo’s father Robert Primo II is a former Highland Park mayoral candidate.

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker of Illinois expressed horror at the shooting in a statement Monday.

“There are no words for the kind of monster who lies in wait and fires into a crowd of families with children celebrating a holiday with their community,” he said.“There are no words for the kind of evil that robs our neighbors of their hopes, their dreams, their futures.”

The world-famous concert venue Ravinia is located in Highland Park, a city which has a sizable Jewish population and is situated roughly 30 miles north of Chicago.

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