Independence Day capturing suspect arrested

Police have detained 22yo ‘individual of curiosity’ in Highland Park, Illinois mass capturing

Authorities have apprehended a suspected gunman within the Highland Park, Illinois mass capturing, the place not less than six individuals had been killed and dozens injured throughout an Independence Day parade on Monday.

The suspect’s car was noticed by a police officer round 6:30pm and following a “temporary pursuit” he was taken into custody “with out incident,” authorities confirmed on Monday night, some 9 hours after the capturing.

Native police and the FBI earlier recognized 22-year-old Robert E. Crimo III as the principle ‘individual of curiosity’ within the assault, and cautioned he needs to be thought-about armed and harmful. Authorities consider there was just one shooter, however have but to press any prices in opposition to the detained man.

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Biden reacts to Independence Day capturing

The gunman opened fireplace on the Independence Day parade from a rooftop of a business constructing round 10:15am, injuring dozens and sending tons of, together with households with youngsters, to flee in panic. 5 individuals had been killed on the scene, whereas one other sufferer died at a hospital.

In an announcement following the incident, President Joe Biden mentioned he and first woman Jill Biden had been “shocked by the mindless gun violence,” praising the primary responders and regulation enforcement on the scene, and promising that he “won’t quit preventing the epidemic of gun violence.”