Robert E. Cremo admitted to being responsible for the July 4 massacre in Highland Park, a town north of Chicago, during the Independence Day Parade. In the Kremo attack he killed 7 people and wounded more than 30 by shooting from a rooftop, then escaping. According to what he told authorities, he would then head to Madison, Wisconsin, where he would consider carrying out a second attack at another event for the July 4 celebrations.
Police said on Tuesday that Krimo had already been known to authorities since 2019. Officers had been called to intervene once after his suicide attempt, and again when a member of his family complained that Krimo had threatened to “kill everyone.” . On this occasion, he found in his house a set of knives, including a dagger and a sword. Despite this, in the following years, Cremo was able to procure several weapons, including the rifle with which the police believed he was going to carry out the July 4 attack.
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