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BULLETIN:  CAPTURED:  The "person of interest" wanted in connection with the shootings in Highland Park, Illinois, is in police custody.  From Fox: 

A person of interest connected to an attack where six people were gunned and many others were injured during a shooting at an Independence Day parade in Highland Park, a wealthy suburb of Chicago, has been captured following an hours-long manhunt.

Robert Crimo III, 22, was taken into police custody after a brief car chase, Highland Park Police Chief Lou Jogmen said. A North Chicago police officer spotted the vehicle authorities alerted earlier in the day they believed might be driven by Crimo while he was on the run, Jogmen said.

The officer attempted to initiate a traffic stop, but Crimo fled before he was stopped in Lake Forest, Jogmen said. He was expected to be questioned about his alleged role in the mass shooting, the chief said.

Crimo is possibly linked to Monday's shooting that killed at least six people and wounded about two dozen more from a rooftop perch before fleeing, officials said. Five of those killed were found at the scene and were adults, authorities said. Another was taken to a hospital where they died.

A child was among those hurt and was critically injured, authorities said.

Gunfire broke out at the intersection of Central Avenue and 2nd Street in Highland Park around 10:24 a.m. CT Monday, according to authorities.

Lake County Sheriff's Office Deputy Chief Chris Covelli said the suspected used "a high-powered rifle" but declined to give a detailed description of the weapon.  The attack began near the last leg of the parade route, he said, and targeted spectators along the sidelines.

COMMENT:  Later reports claimed that the suspect is a Trump supporter.  You may be certain that "fact" will be highlighted by the august members of the press.  The story now moves into the world of politics, where deep and philosophical words will be spoken.

July 4, 2022