Mass Casualty Events In 2022 – Showing A Rise In Mass Attacks Since Last Year

Highland Park Parade Shooting – Highland Park, Illinois

Roughly twenty minutes after the Highland Park Fourth of July parade kicked off it was stopped after shots were fired. Five adults died on the scene and two more died at a local hospital. Though dozens were injured ranging in age from 8 to 85.

The suspect, 21-year-old Robert E. Crimo III, was taken into custody and has since been indicted on 117 counts by a grand jury. Crimo had gone under the radar and even passed four background checks between June 2020 and September 2021 while purchasing guns. Though after the fact, investigators have released that they believe Crimo had been planning the attack for weeks and even sought a place to launch the attacks, a rooftop via a fire escape ladder. After the shooting began, and people realized it was a shooting, they began to run from the area leaving their belonging in the streets. Crimo left his weapon and wore women’s clothing to blend into the crowd, which was successful as he was able to escape and make it to his mother’s home and take her car. It is also believed that this attack wasn’t racially or religiously motivated.

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