Fourth of July shooter on rooftop kills 6 in Chicago's Highland Park suburb

News 12:17 05 Jul, 2022

The main street in Highland Park is now a crime scene spanning blocks, strewn with abandoned chairs and flags

Fourth of July shooter on rooftop kills 6 in Chicago's Highland Park suburb

A gunman perched on a rooftop opened fire on families waving flags and children riding bikes at a Fourth of July parade on Monday, killing six and wounding more than 36 in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park, Qazet.az reports.

The gunman climbed to the roof of a business using a ladder in an alley, police said. The attack turned a civic display of patriotism into a scene of panicked mayhem.

 

Hours later, police announced that they had a suspect in 

custody after 22-year-old Robert E. Crimo III surrendered to authorities.

The main street in Highland Park is now a crime scene spanning blocks, strewn with abandoned chairs and flags. Witnesses came back to retrieve strollers and other items later on Monday but were told they could not go beyond the police tape.

"It sounded like fireworks going off," said retired doctor Richard Kaufman who was standing across the street from where the gunman opened fire, adding that he heard about 200 shots.