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The gunman accused of fatally shooting seven and wounding over 30 people at a Highland Park, IL, Fourth of July parade reportedly disguised himself as a woman and blended into the crowd after the attack.

At a news conference Tuesday morning, Christopher Covelli, Lake County Major Crime Task Force spokesman, said 21-year-old Robert “Bobby” Crimo III was arrested Monday night, WGN reports.

Robert “Bobby” Crimo III was arrested Monday night. He is accused of killing 7 people and wounding 30 during an attack on a Highland Park, IL, Independence Day parade. (Photo: City of Highland Park/Facebook)  -

Robert “Bobby” Crimo III was arrested Monday night. He is accused of killing 7 people and wounding 30 during an attack on a Highland Park, IL, Independence Day parade. (Photo: City of Highland Park/Facebook) 

Police said he had planned the attack for weeks and on Monday, was able to access the roof of a business near the parade route and fired over 70 rounds into a panicking crowd.

Officials said Crimo was wearing a dress and long-haired wig — possibly to hide his distinctive neck and face tattoos — and was able to blend into the crowd, posing as a bystander. After the shooting, he went to his mother’s home where he took her car and left the area. He was caught after someone recognized him and phoned North Chicago police.

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