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Investigators Say Highland Park Suspect Considered Another Mass Shooting in Wisconsin

HeadlineJul 07, 2022

In Illinois, a prosecutor investigating Monday’s massacre at a Fourth of July parade in Highland Park says the suspect has confessed to the mass shooting, which left seven people dead and more than two dozen wounded. Twenty-one-year-old Robert Crimo III faces seven counts of first-degree murder and dozens of other charges that could bring him life in prison without parole. On Wednesday, a police spokesperson said Crimo contemplated carrying out another mass shooting at a Fourth of July celebration in Wisconsin — after he fled the scene of the Highland Park shooting.

Chris Covelli: “What investigative leads have thus turned up is that while he was driving and he located the celebration occurring in the Madison area, he contemplated another attack with the firearm he had in his car.”

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