Another Mass shooting incident took place in the U.S. just days after the new bill on gun violence was passed by the U.S Supreme Court imposing new restrictions on gun purchase. As the bill was passed in the light of the mass shooting “the massacre at Robb Elementary School which occurred in Uvalde, Texas in which 19 children and 2 teachers were killed. There have been 313 mass shootings in the U.S this year, according to the Gun Violence Archive. It is just a few days after the most federal substantial bipartisan federal gun control bill was turned into law in 30 years. and another mass shooting has occurred in the U.S. It took place during the 4th of July celebrations in the state of Illinois, Chicago.
A gunman opened fire on a crowd gathered for an Independence Day parade outside, killing at least six people and wounding 36 in the latest mass shooting in the United States Highland Park. The Park is located about 40km (25 miles) north of central Chicago. It is a generally wealthy community of about 30,000 people. What happened during the Chicago Parade? A shooter opened fire on a crowd gathered to watch an Independence Day parade in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park at 10:15 am on Monday, authorities said.
The Chicago Sun-Times newspaper reported that the parade began at about 10 am local time (15:00 GMT) but was suddenly halted 10 minutes later after shots were fired. “It sounded like fireworks going off,” said retired doctor Richard Kaufman who was standing across the street from where the gunman opened fire, adding that he heard about 200 shots. It was pandemonium,” he said. “People were covered in blood tripping over each other.” Amarani Garcia, who was at the parade with her young daughter, told the local ABC affiliate she heard gunfire nearby, then a pause for what she suspected was reloading, and then more shots again.
The gunman used a “high-powered rifle” to fire dozens of rounds from a perch atop a commercial building where he was difficult to spot, Highland Park Police Commander Chris O’Neil. A massive manhunt followed the attack, with police releasing a photo of a “person of interest” and his Honda fit car. They warned he was likely armed and dangerous. A rifle was recovered at the scene, although without details of the. Weapons were not immediately released.
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Details of accused
The name of the person of interest is Robert E Crimo III. He is 21 years old. He goes by the name Bobby, it is known that he was an aspiring rapper with a stage name, he has posted dozens of videos and songs, some violent and depicting gun violence. Although he wasn’t charged immediately.
How have People Responded to another Gun Shooting?
President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden said they “were shocked by the senseless gun violence that has yet again brought grief to an American community on this Independence Day.” “I will monitor closely as we learn more about those whose lives have been lost and pray for those who are in the hospital with grievous injuries,” he added. President Joe Biden said that “ the government will continue its fight to end the “epidemic” of gun violence in the country after a mass shooting at a July 4 parade in Chicago claimed at least six lives.
“I’m not going to give up fighting the epidemic of gun violence,” in the aftermath of the incident Illinois Governor JB Pritzker said at a news conference: “I’m furious because it does not have to be this way … while we celebrate the Fourth of July just once a year, mass shootings have become a weekly – yes, weekly – American tradition.” In a tweet, Shannon Watts, the founder of the gun-control advocacy group Moms Demand Action, noted that while Chicago has some of the stricter gun control laws in the country, it borders Indiana, which has some of the most lax: “America’s gun laws are weak at the federal level and even strong state laws are weak compared to peer nations’ laws,” she wrote. There were “people screaming and running. It was just really traumatising”, Garcia said. “I was very terrified. I hid with my daughter actually in a little store. It just makes me feel like we’re not safe anymore.” She added.
Debbie Glickman, a Highland Park resident, said she was on a parade float with co-workers and the group was preparing to turn onto the main route when she saw people running from the area. “People started saying: ‘There’s a shooter, there’s a shooter, there’s a shooter,” Glickman told the Associated Press news agency. “So we just ran. We just ran. It’s like mass chaos down there.” It was chaotic and scary people reported. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot also said the attack was “devasting”