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7th victim dies after Highland Park mass shooting; suspect fired 70 rounds, wore women’s clothing to avoid detection

CHICAGO (CBS) — Authorities said 22-year-old Robert “Bobby” E. Crimo III, the “person of interest” in the deadly Highland Park July 4th mass shooting is now in police custody. Highland Park mayor Nancy Rotering said charges are likely to be filed later Tuesday. 

This comes as police confirmed a 7th victim has died from the shooting.

The high-powered rife used in the shooting was purchased legally, the mayor said. Crimo fired more than 70 rounds during the assault, authorities said.  Authorities said he dressed as a woman to hide his tattoos and blend in with the crowd.

He was spotted in North Chicago, police attempted traffic stop, he fled, then they stopped him in Lake Forest, and was taken into custody without incident.

The holiday mass shooting left seven dead and dozens injured. Police said the shooting happened around 10:15 a.m. during the July 4th parade. Authorities said the gunman opened fire from a nearby rooftop using a high-powered rifle.

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