A mass shooting in Highland Park, Illinois, ended in tragedy. Six people were killed and more than a dozen were injured. Robert Bobby Crimo III, better known as Awake the Rapper, has been apprehended in connection with the incident.
More than eight hours after the incident, police officers arrested the suspected gunman. The mass killing, which took place after the gunman gained access to a rooftop and fired on the crowd attending the parade below, is one of Illinois's deadliest acts.
Who is Awake the Rapper?
Awake the Rapper, a Chicago native, has a large following on Spotify. According to his IMDb, the self-proclaimed rapper has a net worth of $100,000.
The 22-year-old also appeared in disturbing music videos last year, one of which depicted him shooting people.
Another disturbing clip, which is now online, shows him scattering bullets on the classroom floor.
This is Robert Bobby E. Crimo, aka awake the rapper, who was suspected in the recent independence day parade shooting pic.twitter.com/hn98zOjLqh.
The suspect has links to the Highland Park area.
One of Robert Crimos' neighbors spoke to The Daily Beast and said his family had lived in the area for a long time.
Crimo posted a video on his personal blog last year of Central Avenue in Highland Park, the main street of the parade route.
Crimo enjoys video games and professional wrestling, according to a photo published to Twitter. He also liked a Twitter video of President Biden dressed as Waldo.
Six people were killed and many others were injured in the shooting at Highland Park.
According to reports, a total of 25 parade participants were shot.
Six people were killed in the tragedy, while another six are still in the hospital. The victims' ages range from eight to 85 years old.
A gunman fired shots from a rooftop, and police recovered a high-powered rifle from the scene (CNN report).