Seven people were killed in a mass shooting at a parade on July 4 in Highland Park, Illinois.
Suspect’s father Said He sponsored his son’s gun permit because he wanted to go into range.
He said about his son, “I want a long sentence.”
The man’s father, suspected of having a fatal shooting at the July 4 parade, said he wanted to go to the shooting range and sponsored his son’s gun permit application.
Robert Climo Jr. Told the New York Post He sponsored an ID card for his son’s firearm owner. This requires Illinois residents to legally carry firearms or ammunition.
He said he did this because he believed his son wanted to go to the shooting range and had a background check when the 21-year-old suspect bought the gun.
“He drove there, ordered, picked up, and did a background check on each,” he told the post.
He said he was “zero” involved in the shootings.
The suspect’s father said people tried to blame him for shooting. It’s expensive because I didn’t do anything wrong. “
The shooting suspect fired on Monday at Highland Park, a suburb of Chicago, during a parade on July 4, killing seven people.
Police identified Climo Jr.’s son as a shooter and detained him.
A Lake County prosecutor said he had been charged with seven single murder charges, adding that he could be charged with “dozens more.”
Dozens of people were injured when the shooters fired more than 70 shots, officials said. Insider reported.
The shooter carried out the attack with a rifle and owned at least five guns. Authorities added on Tuesday..
He first appeared on Wednesday. The prosecutor said he allowed the shooting, Reuters reported..
Kurimo told Post that he wanted to give his son considerable punishment. “I want a long sentence.”
“That’s life. You know you influence your behavior. He made a choice. He didn’t have to do that. Obviously there’s a mental illness … I think. Didn’t see it much. “
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