Illinois Independence Day massacre by ardent Trump supporter

Illinois Independence Day massacre by ardent Trump supporter

On Tuesday, July 5, the authorities of the US state of Illinois announced the arrest of a suspect in the shooting of participants and spectators of the parade in the city of Highland Park. The armed attack was carried out on July 4, when the Americans were celebrating Independence Day. According to the FBI, the massacre in a wealthy suburb of Chicago was arranged by a certain Robert E. Crimo III.

He settled down with a rifle on the roof of one of the buildings, past which the parade participants were passing. Police believe that 22-year-old Krimo climbed up the fire escape there.

Having shot the cartridges he had, he threw a rifle on the roof, and he disappeared. The search for the shooter continued for several hours. Crimo tried to leave by car. He was followed by several patrol cars. Eventually the suspect stopped and got out of the car with his hands up. He offered no resistance. During the search, a knife was found on him.

According to updated data, six people died as a result of the shooting. Five died on the spot, the sixth died on the way to the hospital. All victims are adults.

According to the latest figures, six people were killed in the firing.

 

According to updated data, six people died as a result of the shooting. Five died on the spot, the sixth died on the way to the hospital. All victims are adults.

Gunshot wounds were received by 25 people. The youngest of them is eight years old. The eldest is 85 years old. After providing medical assistance, 19 victims went home. Their condition does not cause concern. Six are hospitalized. Their injuries are regarded as serious, but not life-threatening.

 

Illinois Independence Day massacre by ardent Trump supporter

The FBI believes Crimo acted alone. His motives are yet to be established. At the moment, it is known that Robert was obsessed with violence. Last year, he posted several animated video clips on various Internet platforms. The protagonist of each of them was Crimo himself. He portrayed himself in camouflage clothing with weapons in his hands. Songs from popular action movies and video games “shooters” were used in the background.

In one of these clips, cartoon Robert declares: “I have to do this. This is my destiny.” In the clip, titled ToySoldier, Krimo lies face down in a pool of his own blood. The police surrounded him.

Robert posted the last video of this kind on October 26, 2021 on Twitter. He called it “I’m not a robot.”

Several videos have been made available on the popular music platform Spotify. Krimo took a pseudonym for himself – AwakeTheRapper (“Rapper Awake”). His “songs” collected 16 thousand views.

Robert’s father is a successful businessman. Bob Sr. ran for mayor. Mother Denise refers to herself as a Mormon and is engaged in healing.

Crimo positions himself as an ardent supporter of Donald Trump.

In 2022 alone, there were 309 armed attacks in public places in the United States. That’s 11 incidents of firearms being used against random people per week.

So, on June 1, in the city of Tulsa, Oklahoma, an unknown person shot the visitors of the medical center. And on May 25 in Uvalda, Texas, an 18-year-old teenager staged a massacre at a local school. He shot 19 children and two teachers.

Earlier, “FACTS” reported on a mass shooting in a shopping center in Copenhagen. There, a 22-year-old Dane killed three people. According to the latest information, the shooter was treated in a psychiatric clinic.

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