UPDATE: Authorities apprehend person of interest in deadly Highland Park mass shooting, first victim identified, videos show chaotic scene

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Six people were murdered and at least 31 were injured in the mass shooting that occurred during a July 4th parade in Highland Park, Illinois. A person of interest has been apprehended according to multiple reports.

Videos have surfaced from the deadly mass shooting in Highland Park.


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Highland Park Police Cmdr. Chris O’Neill said, “The suspect is currently described as a male white, approximately 18 to 20 years old, with longer black hair, a small build, and wearing a white or blue t-shirt.”

The FBI named a person of interest in the Highland Park shooting. Authorities named 22-year-old Robert “Bobby” Crimo III as a person of interest. He is said to be driving a Silver Honda Fit with the license plate “DM80653.” Crimo is considered “armed and dangerous.”





WBBM-TV and WGN reported that Crimo has been taken into custody.

WGN reporter Ben Bradley reported, “Suspected parade shooter Robert Crimo is in custody. There was a brief pursuit after he was spotted by a North Chicago police officer. Suspect was arrested ‘without incident’ after a short pursuit that ended on Route 41 in Lake Forest.”



Crimo is also known as “Awake the Rapper,” according to Fox News.

IMDb describes Crimo as “an American rapper, singer, songwriter, actor and director from Chicago, IL. The hip hop phenom is mostly known for his hit song ‘On My Mind’ which was released on October 8, 2018. The track has amassed millions of plays so far across online streaming platforms.”

The IMDb listing states that Crimo was born on Sept. 20, 2000.

Sgt. Christopher Covelli – from the Lake County Major Crime Task Force – said law enforcement recovered a rifle from the crime scene of the Fourth of July shooting. Covelli noted that the shooter appears to have been “shooting from a roof.”

Covelli said Crimo is “from the area” of Chicago’s northern suburbs.

The ages of the victims ranged from eight to 85.

One of the alleged victims is Nicolas Toledo – who was reportedly 79 years old.

“We are all feeling pretty numb. We’re all pretty broken inside,” Toledo’s granddaughter told WBBM-TV.


The FBI asked for assistance from the public, “If you have any images or video related to the shooting that occurred at the Highland Park Fourth of July parade in Illinois, please submit them to http://fbi.gov/highlandpark.”

Editor’s note: The article was updated after the person of interest was apprehended.

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