HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (CBS) — Six people were killed and dozens of others were wounded when a gunman opened fire from a rooftop during the July 4th parade in north suburban Highland Park on Monday.
Highland Park Police Cmdr. Chris O’Neill said the shooting happened around 10:15 a.m. during the parade. Authorities said the gunman opened fire from a nearby rooftop using a high-powered rifle.
Police later found and detained Robert “Bobby” E. Crimo III, a person of interest in the shooting, Monday evening after Crimo’s car was spotted by an officer.
When the officer initiated a traffic stop, the subject fled, leading to a brief pursuit. Officers were ultimately able to detain the suspect without incident.
Highland Park is a suburb about 25 miles north of downtown Chicago.