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US police: Independence parade shooter prepared for weeks ago

US Highland Park police spokesman Christopher Covelli announced that Robert Creamo, the city's Independence Day parade shooter, had attended his attack for several weeks.   "We think Cremo has been planning the attack for several weeks," Covelli said on Tuesday at a news conference broadcast by US television channels, noting that he identified Cremo, now in custody, as 21 years old.    According to police information, in order not to draw attention, the suspect wore women's clothing. Karimo climbed onto the roof of a building by the emergency ladder

 



US Highland Park police spokesman Christopher Covelli announced that Robert Creamo, the city's Independence Day parade shooter, had attended his attack for several weeks.


"We think Cremo has been planning the attack for several weeks," Covelli said on Tuesday at a news conference broadcast by US television channels, noting that he identified Cremo, now in custody, as 21 years old.


According to police information, in order not to draw attention, the suspect wore women's clothing. Karimo climbed onto the roof of a building by the emergency ladder


  • firing more than 70 rounds, after which he threw his weapon. After he went downstairs
  • he was able to integrate into the crowd and reach his mother's house
  • from which he borrowed a car to hide. During the arrest
  • another rifle was found in the vehicle, and Cremo purchased the two weapons legally.


The police have not yet been able to determine the attacker's motives. 


According to media reports, Cremo had previously published music recordings and videos with images of violence under the pseudonym Awake. Also in his social networks, according to NBC, in 2021 there were publications in which Karimo supports former US President Donald Trump.


Identification of the shooter on the outskirts of Chicago


  • The U.S. police announced the identification of the person who shot during the Independence Day celebratory events in Illinois.
  • The local police chief in the Chicago suburbs of Hayland Park said the suspect was 22-year-old Robert Cremo.
  • The police added that the suspect remained free at large, armed and posed a threat to others.


An unidentified person reportedly fired from the roof of a building at participants in a celebratory march on American Independence Day in Chicago's suburban Haythill Park district, killing at least 6 people and injuring some 30.


Police reveal details of Chicago suburban shooting suspect



US police revealed some details of the suspect in the shooting during the Independence Day celebration march on the outskirts of Chicago, Illinois.


The police spokesman said the security services were looking for "an adult white man between the ages of 18 and 20, with long black hair


  1. thin body, who was wearing a white or light blue shirt."
  2. The spokesman added that the police had found the attacker's weapon
  3. but "still considered it to be highly armed and dangerous."


An unidentified person reportedly fired from the roof of a building at participants in a celebratory march on American Independence Day in Chicago's suburban Haythill Park district, killing at least 6 people and injuring some 30.



6 killed and 24 injured in shooting at a festive parade in suburban Chicago.


U.S. officials announced that 6 people were killed and 24 wounded in a shooting at a celebratory parade on the occasion of U.S. Independence Day at Highland Park in Chicago's Illinois County.


  • Highland Park Police said they were still searching for the gunman, whom it described as an 18 to 20-year-old man, who appears to have fired at a rooftop.
  • The shooting took place on the occasion of the American Independence Day parade, which falls on the Fourth of July each year.
  • An eyewitness who was on the show with his family told TV channel "WGN9": "I saw him," noting that the shooter was alone, and fired dozens of shots.


He continued: "He was skinny, athletic, he took a fighting position, so I couldn't see him entirely... He was very trained, shot at us. "