Wednesday, October 5

Here’s how to help those affected by the Highland Park mass shooting

The suburban city of Highland Park, Illinois, is grieving after seven people were shot dead and 30 were injured during a Fourth of July parade Monday.

Police say a preliminary investigation shows a lone gunman opened fired on parade attendees during the morning Independence Day celebration. A high-powered rifle was recovered at the scene, police said.

Lake County Major Crime Task Force spokesman Christopher Covelli said the gunman apparently fired from a rooftop at around 10:14 am after climbing there on an unsecured ladder attached to the building.

No charges had been announced as of Tuesday morning, but police took 21-year-old Robert “Bobby” E. Crimo III into custody Monday night after the shooting.

Highland Park is a city of about 30,000 people about 25 miles north of downtown Chicago.

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