Highland Park shooting suspect Robert Crimo indicted on 117 counts over July 4 massacre

Highland Park shooting suspect Robert Crimo has been indicted on 117 counts over the July 4 parade massacre that left seven innocent victims dead.

A grand jury indicted the accused mass murderer on a felony charges on Wednesday, including 21 counts of first-degree murder, 48 counts of attempted murder and 48 counts of aggravated battery.

Mr Crimo, 21, was already facing life in prison without the possibility of parole after he was charged with seven counts of first-degree murder in the hours after the Independence Day massacre.

The 21-year-old allegedly confessed to police officers for carrying out the attack following his arrest.

On the morning of July 4, families, friends and local residents had gathered in Highland Park, Illinois, to enjoy the local parade.

Mr Crimo – whose online footprint reveals a pattern of disturbing behavior – allegedly perched on top of a nearby building and opened fire on the people gathered below, killing seven people in the attack.

The victims were: Katherine Goldstein, 64; Irina McCarthy, 35; Kevin McCarthy, 37; Jacquelyn Sundheim, 63; Stephen Straus, 88; Nicolas Toledo-Zaragoza, 78, and Eduardo Uvaldo, 69.

Dozens more were injured – including an eight-year-old boy who is now paralyzed from the waist down.

As panicked parade-goers fled for their lives, the gunman allegedly hid in plain sight among the crowd and headed back to his mother’s house.

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