Suspect charged with murder over 4 July shooting

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Suspect charged with murder over 4 July shooting

A man accused of opening fire on an Independence Day parade near Chicago has been charged with seven counts of murder, officials say.

Lake County State Attorney Eric Rinehart said Robert Crimo, 21, would be punished "for the killing spree he has unleashed against our community".

The attack in Highland Park left seven dead and dozens injured.

Police say the suspect had two prior contacts with law enforcement before he purchased five guns in the past year.

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