Six people were killed in a shooting near Chicago

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In Highland Park, a city north of Chicago, in the United States, someone fired from a rooftop into the crowd, killing six people and injuring about thirty of the spectators at the parade organized on Independence Day, which is celebrated on July 4 . The shooting began shortly after 10 a.m. on Monday (5 p.m. in Italy), followed by a long search for the person responsible, which ended on Monday evening with the arrest of the man, Robert E. The moment is not suspected.

When the shooting was heard, many people began to run, others initially thought it was the explosion of some fireworks, and did not immediately understand the seriousness of the situation. Police said they found a gun and believed the attacker was stationed on the roof of a building along the parade route.

Highland Park Police Chief Lou Jugmen said an officer stopped Cremo about five miles north of the attack after authorities released a photo of him and his car, a Honda Fit. Police said Krimo is 22, while an FBI note says he is 21.

US President Joe Biden said Monday that he and First Lady Jill Biden are “shocked by the senseless violence that has once again caused grief to the American community on Independence Day.” In recent months, there have been several episodes of this kind in the United States: News agency He counted dozens, including two very serious, two shootings in Buffalo, New York, when an 18-year-old killed 10 African-Americans in a supermarket, and another in Ovaldi, Texas, when he was another 18-year-old. 19. A child and two teachers in an elementary school.

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