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Suspected parade shooter traveled to Wisconsin after shooting and Milwaukee’s chances of hosting RNC may have improved

Highland Park shooter fired 70 rounds, planned the assault for weeks and drove to the Madison area after the shooting, police say

  • The man accused of killing seven people and injuring dozens more during a July 4 parade planned the rooftop rampage for weeks and donned women’s clothing to help his escape through the crowds, said police announced on Tuesday.

  • Lake County Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli said 21-year-old Robert E. Crimo III acted alone and fired more than 70 shots. Crimo then dropped the assault rifle, climbed off the roof and walked to his mother’s home, said Covelli, who revealed a seventh victim died on Tuesday. More than 8 hours after the attack, a neighbor saw Crimo driving a silver Honda Fit and called 911. Crimo was arrested without incident shortly thereafter.

  • Covelli told media: “I don’t want to explain how we know he was in Wisconsin, but we do know he drove to the Madison area, then turned around and came back to the area. ‘Illinois.”

Milwaukee’s chances of hosting 2024 RNC may have improved after draft Nashville deal withdrew before Nashville board votes on it

  • Nashville’s chances of hosting the 2024 Republican National Convention plummeted Tuesday after key legislation was withdrawn ahead of a vote. Two council members pulled a bill to approve a draft agreement between the Republican National Committee and Nashville off the Metro Council agenda at the last minute. Opponents of the bill said it would likely have been defeated on its first of three readings. The move leaves Nashville’s status as a host city runner-up on less secure footing compared to rival Milwaukee.

  • The Nashville 2024 host committee asked the administration to withdraw the bill, sponsored by board members Robert Swope and Jonathan Hall, to allow time “to address multiple concerns and objections” expressed by board members , according to a Tuesday night statement to the Tennessean. The committee hopes the bill will be reintroduced for the next council meeting on July 19.

  • The Republican National Committee was expected to approve the location of its 2024 convention at its Aug. 5 meeting. Nashville can no longer approve a deal on that date, but the committee could change the deadline. The Milwaukee Common Council unanimously approved a draft settlement with the Republican National Committee last month.

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