After an all-day investigation, Illinois police accepted the “person of interest” sought in connection with the sniper attack at the July 4 parade in Highland Park. Killed 6 people and sent dozens more to the hospital..
Authorities do not say 22 years old Robert “Bobby” Climo III is the suspect’s shooter, but before he was detained, they said he was armed and dangerous.
They said a car believed to be driven by Klimo after North Chicago police officers indiscriminately fired a powerful rifle at a family watching a gunman sitting on the rooftop watching an annual parade. Said he found it. He was arrested after a short chase in Lake Forest.
Witness Sean Kotlow said he saw the archer firing from above.
“Looking back, things were on fire, the trees were covered with bullets, and I could see the shooters,” Kotro said. CBS Chicago.. “It took 10 to 15 seconds to notice that he was actually shooting.
“He was pointing [the gun] Down towards the center of the street, “he added. “I felt like the shooting lasted for a few minutes, it just didn’t stop.”
NorthShore Highland Park Hospital said it treated 26 patients between the ages of 8 and 85, all but one who had a gunshot wound. 19 have already been treated and released. The other one was transferred to Evanston Hospital for neurosurgery.
The name of one victim was confirmed: family Nicholas Toledo78 says he was visiting from Mexico and watching a parade from his pedestrians when he was shot in the head.
The FBI joined the investigation and police were urging those who attended the parade to see if there were any photos or videos of the shooting range that could be used as clues.
“We’re not going to leave the stone unrotated,” Covelli said.