BREAKING: Police name suspect in Chicago-area Fourth of July attack

A person of interest has been named in the Highland Park, Illinois shooting that saw 6 dead and two dozen injured.

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Update: As of July 5, the death toll has risen to seven, with the latest victim succumbing to their injuries received during the July 4 shooting.

A person of interest has been named in the Highland Park, Illinois shooting that saw 6 dead and more than two dozen injured.

Police have identified 22-year-old Robert "Bobby" E. Crimo III, 22, as the suspect. He is known to go by the stage name "Awake the Rapper." He may be driving a 2010 silver Honda Fit, license plate DM80653.

The suspect is still at large and is armed and dangerous.

A photo of Crimo

Eye witnesses said that the suspect was on the roof of Uncle Dan's Camping & Travel, an outdoor store, when he began firing shots. Police are searching for an individual wearing a large yellow backpack, described on the police scanner as an "army-style backpack."

A screenshot of Crimo's Spotify profile. He has several million streams.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated.


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