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HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (CBS) — Six people were killed and 24 were seriously wounded when a gunman opened fire from a rooftop during the July 4th parade in north suburban Highland Park on Monday. Police are looking for a person of interest, Robert E. Crimo III.
Heavily armed investigators were swarming around Crimo’s home in Highwood, Ill. Authorities were also at Crimo’s father’s home in Highland Park.
Highland Park Police Cmdr. Chris O’Neil said the shooting happened around 10:15 a.m. during the parade.
Police are still searching for the shooter, and are urging people in the area to shelter in place. A rifle was recovered at the scene.
O’Neil said the shooter appears to be a white man, 18 to 20 years old, with long black hair, a small build, and was wearing a white or blue T-shirt.
Lake County Major Crimes Task Force spokesman Chris Covelli confirmed witness reports that the shooter opened fire from the roof of a nearby business.