7th victim dies in Highland Park mass shooting; suspect fired 70 rounds, wore women’s clothing to avoid detection

CHICAGO (CBS) — Authorities said 22-year-old Robert “Bobby” E. Crimo III, the “person of interest” in the deadly July 4 mass shooting in Highland Park, is now in police custody. Highland Park mayor Nancy Rotering said the charges are likely to be filed later Tuesday.

This is because the police have confirmed that a 7th victim has died as a result of the shooting.

The powerful rife used in the shooting has been legally purchased, the mayor said. Crimo fired more than 70 rounds during the attack, authorities said. According to authorities, he dressed as a woman to hide his tattoos and blend in with the crowd.

He was seen in North Chicago, the police tried to stop traffic, he fled, then they stopped him in Lake Forest and was taken into custody without incident.

Seven people have been killed and dozens injured in the mass shooting during the holiday. Police say the shooting happened around 10:15 a.m. during the July 4 parade. According to authorities, the gunman opened fire from a nearby roof with a high-powered rifle.

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