According to police, the shooter opened fire around 10:10 a.m. on the Highland Park Fourth of July parade. Dozens of families had gathered along the parade route as the shooter opened fire from the rooftop of a local business. Police discover a “high-powered rifle” on the rooftop but did not divulge any details on the make of the weapon or the magazine. It is believed the shooter accessed the rooftop by utilizing a ladder in the alley.
Robert E. Crimo is a 22-year-old white male. He is believed to be driving a silver 2010 Honda Fit with Illinois license plate DM80653. Earlier reporting described a white male, 18 to 20 years old, small build, with longer black hair and wearing a white or blue shirt.
BREAKING: A suspect has been identified in the Highland Park, Illinois shooting.
His name is Robert “Bobby” E. Crimo III. Here are a few picture. Let’s catch this bastard. pic.twitter.com/jloky3GCGL
— Stanley Higgins (@StanHigs) July 4, 2022
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) July 4, 2022
Six individuals were killed, with five being pronounced dead at the scene. 26 wounded individuals were brought to Highland Park Hospital, ranging in age from 8 to 85. Of those 26 injured individuals, 19 have been treated and discharged and four or five patients were children.