Highland Park Gunman Wore Women’s Clothing During Mass Shooting, Cops Say

ILLINOIS – The gunman who climbed a fire escape, accessed a roof, and opened fire on a crowd during a Fourth of July parade Monday, planned the attack for “several weeks,” police say.

21-year-old Robert ‘Bobby’ Crimo III was taken into custody following a brief pursuit after the shooting. Six people were killed and more than 30 were injured in the attack.

According to police, Crimo wore women’s clothing during the shooting in an apparent attempt to blend in with the crowd.

“Following the attack Crimo exited the roof, he dropped his rifle and he blended in with the crowd and he escaped,” police said during a press conference Tuesday. “He walked to his mother’s home who lived in the area and he blended right in with everybody else.”

The rifle used in the attack, described by police as “high-powered,” was purchased legally.

Crimo made many disturbing postings on social media, many of which have now been removed.

Charges against Crimo are pending. A motive for the shooting remains unknown.

This is a breaking news update.

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