Highland Park natives Rachel Brosnahan and Richard Marx have condemned the mass shooting at an Independence Day parade in a suburb of Chicago on Monday (July 4).
A gunman on a rooftop opened fire during the parade in Highland Park — about 25 miles north of downtown Chicago — sending hundreds of protesters, parents with strollers and children on bicycles, fleeing in terror, police said.
At least six people were killed and three injured in the shooting.
Police named Robert E Crimo, a man in his 20s, as a person interested in the shooting and took him into custody after an hour-long manhunt in Highland Park.
Mr. Crimo was charged with seven counts of first-degree murder on Tuesday.
BrosnahanThe wonderful Mrs. Maisel The Highland Park-raised star responded to the shooting in a Twitter post.
“I grew up in Highland Park and this parade is a highlight of the year for so many families,” said the 31-year-old actor, adding, “I get sick every time news like this comes out, but I don’t wish you the pit.” in your stomach when you call your family and friends to make sure everyone is okay.
Marx condemned the shooting, tweeting that he also grew up in Highland Park and used his social media accounts “to check on the well-being of people I know there.”
The “Right Here Waiting” singer tweeted: “My heart is always broken by this constant mass shooting no matter where it takes place, but today I am particularly heartbroken. And especially angry at the futility.”
At a brief news conference Monday night, authorities said Crimo was spotted by a North Chicago officer attempting to initiate a traffic stop.
Crimo, apparently also known as “Awake the Rapper,” then fled, leading officers in a brief pursuit before being stopped in Lake Forest.
He was taken into custody without incident and is being taken to the Highland Park Police Department, Chief Lou Jogmen of the Highland Park Police Department said.
Writers, reporters and comedians also spoke out against the Highland Park tragedy, which followed other high-profile mass shootings across the US, including this year in Ulvade, Buffalo and New York.
Since early 2022, there have been at least 250 mass shootings across the country, which continue to fragment families and the social fabric of America.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/highland-park-shooting-celebrities-rachel-brosnahan-b2115779.html Rachel Brosnahan and Richard Marx, who “grew up in Highland Park,” condemn the July 4 shooting