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Authorities have identified the Illinois shooter as Robert Grimo

Authorities have identified the Illinois shooter as Robert Grimo
Chicago shooting
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Authorities in Highland Park (Illinois) have identified the suspect who killed six people and wounded two dozen others in a mass shooting during a parade this Monday. Independence Day Like 22-year-old Robert Grimeau, he was still considered “armed and dangerous.”

The man was driving a silver Honda, according to local police, who did not clarify whether the youth was from Highland Park or a nearby town.

“We have numerous federal, state and local agents working to apprehend this individual,” a local police spokeswoman told a news conference.

Authorities asked residents within four blocks of the firing zone to take cover until security forces evacuated.

Agents promised to release a photo of the suspect soon. They asked people not to try to approach him if they found him, but to call 911.

Police officials have not released a possible motive for the shooting.

This Monday morning, a young man opened fire from a nearby rooftop on a crowd gathered to enjoy a 4th of July parade in Highland Park, near Chicago (Illinois), killing 6 people. At least 24 others were injured.

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