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The parents of the suspect in the mass shooting at a Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, Illinois have made a public statement.

Robert “Bobby” E. Crimo III is the 21-year-old suspect who has been charged in a shooting incident in which seven people were killed and dozens more were wounded. His parents have released a statement, through their attorney, the day after their son allegedly opened fire on a Fourth of July parade.

“We are all mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers, and this is a terrible tragedy for many families, the victims, the paradegoers, the community, and our own,” the couple stated, according to a report from Fox News.

“Our hearts, thoughts, and prayers go out to everybody,” the parents continued.


According to the Illinois State Attorney’s Office, Crimo has been charged with seven counts of first-degree murder,  and more charges are expected. If convicted on the current charges, he faces a mandatory life sentence without the possibility of parole.

Crimo has a history of interactions with police and mental health professionals.

Authorities have revealed that an individual told police in April 2019 that Crimo had attempted suicide. The matter was referred to mental health professionals and there was no law enforcement action taken.

Later that year in September, a family member reported that Crimo had a collection of knives and “was going to kill everyone,” authorities said.

After that incident, police responded and removed the weapons. Highland Park police notified State Police but no further action was taken.

Crimo’s former elementary coach, Jeremy Cahnmann, told Fox News Digital that the suspect’s parents were “a problem” and were the last family to pick their child up from his afterschool sports program.

“I remember the parents more than him because they were kind of a problem,” Cahnmann said, adding, “There wasn’t a lot of love in that family.”

REPORT: Former coach reveals Highland Park suspect’s parents were a ‘problem’ before parade shooting

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  1. And here is where the system failed the citizens. He legally obtained the weapon and if this inter action had been on his record he wouldn’t have been able to purchase the firearm.

  2. His parents are and we’re part of the problem. Rest In Peace to all hurt and killed by this un loved kid. In no way excusing his actions, ever! Another mentality I’ll person falling through the cracks. God Bless to the families 🙏🇺🇸🙏

  3. Part of the problem in all of this is our govt us soft on crime! There are people on death row that should’ve been executed 20 years ago, yet they still sit there. Murderers, where there is no doubt at all of their guilt should get the death penalty, and it should be done speedily, within 3 to 6 months. That actually sounds a message.

  4. My heart goes out to those famies who lost loved ones. But this sick mental case needs to be executed by lethal injection. That is no hope for this dangerous monster. I guess I would not make a good juror on this case. He is already guilty.

  5. Son aquantance told me that USUALLY mentally ill people only harm themselves- I debated her and said; there’s so many mentally ill out there that haven’t been diagnosed!!
    That’s the truth!!!

  6. When when when are these Police, schools, mental health agencies going to get on the same page⁉️⁉️ How much more has to happen then to realize Follow-Up is a major criteria ‼️‼️ It’s the same story time after time.. the police get in front of Microphone’s about the shooting then we find out during the investigation that the other agencies never know what the left hand is doing while the right hand is loading the gun‼️‼️

  7. If I’ll in deed has one of the strictest gun laws in the country then how was he able to even purchase a weapon? I’m confused how these strict gun laws are protecting anyone! He had a record of mental illness obviously clear back in 2019! Once again the system failed. I think his parents are a huge part of his mental issues. They need to be held accountable too if they knew he even had one gun in his possession! His mental state was obvious for years!

  8. When are people going to figure it out? There are two entities, God and satan. You follow one or the other. If everyone truly followed God, there would be NO EVIL like this! DO UNTO OTHERS AS YOU WOULD HAVE THEM DO UNTO YOU. I’m tired of hearing it’s mental illness, it’s called following satan! Open the Bible and read, it’s as plain as day.

  9. The father is responsible too. He sponsored his son to get the gun KNOWING the boy’s history of violent intentions. He needs to be charged too

  10. Throw some meds at youthful brains for anxiety/depression and park them in front of a computer. There you go…


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