What is Highland Park? Affluent Chicago suburb reeling after July 4th shooting
Officials say people interested in the July 4 shootings were detained.
Robert E. Crimo III was found driving a Silver Honda Fit in North Chicago hours after the attack. The 22-year-old tried to escape when police officers tried to “start traffic outages,” Highland Park police chief Lou Jogmen said in a briefing on Monday night.
“Short pursuits continued,” but eventually Crimo gave up himself, Jogmen said, adding that he was “detained without incident.”
Jogmen said the investigation was progressing rapidly and that Crimo was being questioned by a department investigator “to see if he was actually involved in the case.” ..
Jogmen refused to appoint Crimo as a suspect at this stage of the investigation when pushed. The police chief said he needed more information to connect him to the shooting. And it killed six and injured dozens more.
Five of the six victims of the attack were adults who died on the scene, Lake County Coroner Jennifer Parker said in a previous briefing. All five have been identified and notified to the family.
Highland Park Fire Chief Joe Schlag said the seriously injured child was among about 20 people taken to a local hospital. Injuries include gunshot wounds on the abdomen and limbs.
NPR affiliate WBEZ reported that the “majority” of injured were being treated for gunshot wounds. Some were “injured as a result of the subsequent turmoil in the parade.”
Schlag said the crew on the scene reacted as quickly as the witnesses who helped tie the tourniquet.