The US police have arrested suspect of mass shooting . The suspect whose name is Rober E Crimo III, was detained after a brief chase with the police.
According to BBC NEWS, the gunman on the 4th of July climbed on a roof top, shooting randomly at spectators using high-powered rifle. Crimo was referred to as a person of interest in Monday’s shooting, but after his arrest police are convinced his responsible for the mass shooting.
The gunman opened fire at the parade, near the city of Chicago, at around 10: 15 local time (15:15 GMT), few minutes after the parade began.
The event which was to include floats, marching bands, community entertainment and other memorable events as part of the city’s Independence Day celebration, quickly turned to panic and unrest.
The public fled the scene for their lives. Some witnesses said they thought the sound was firework.
There was evidence of fire arm from the rooftop the gunman open fire at members of the public.
It is the latest mass shooting to hit the US- there have been one in every week of 2022. The President of the United State Joe Biden said he was “shocked” by the violence.
On the report of the shooting, source says five adults were killed at the scene, as well as others who died in a nearby hospital. At least two dozen others were injured.
One of those who died has been named as Nicolas Toledo, a man in his late 70s, who was only there because he requires full-time care and his family did not want to miss the event.
“What was supposed to be a fun family day turned into a horrific nightmare for us all,” his granddaughter Xochil Toledo wrote on GoFundMe.
“As a family we are broken, and numb. Our condolences go out to all the other families who lost a love one today.”
President Joe Biden vows to keep fighting the epidemic gun violence in America
According source, Last week, the President signed the first significant federal bill on gun safety in nearly 30 years.
Source: BBC NEWS, Highland Park shooting: Man arrested after 4 July mass shooting, 5th July, 2022, https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-62045932