Suspected shooter in Highland Park, Illinois, had planned Fourth of July parade attack for weeks, according to officials

The suspect in yesterday's Highland Park, Illinois, Fourth of July mass shooting had planned to attack the parade for weeks, police said.

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A shooting at a Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, Illinois, about 20 miles north of Chicago left at least seven people dead and 30 injured, police stated.

The suspected shooter, who is held in custody, had bought his gun legally and had “pre-planned the attack for weeks” before firing more than 70 rounds into the crowd from a roof, local authorities said in a press conference on Tuesday.

Investigators have not yet determined a motive, according to Chris Covelli, a spokesperson with the Lake County Major Crimes Task Force.

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