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217 Today: Why was the Independence Day gunman allowed to own firearms after a previous run-in with police?

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • A survivor talks about his experience at the Fourth of July parade in Highland Park on July 4 that killed seven people and hospitalized two dozen more.
  • Alleged Highland Park gunman Robert Crimo III has been charged with seven counts of first-degree murder.
  • After hearing gunshots at the Independence Day parade in Highland Park, people fled to nearby stores for safety.
  • Another Champaign County resident has died of COVID-19 for the first time since a month ago. He was a man in his 80s. The coronavirus death toll in the county is now 297.

In today’s deep dive, a closer look at the shooter and gun allegedly at the center of Monday’s mass shooting in Highland Park.

217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Emily Hays, Alex Degman, Mawa Iqbal and Patrick Smith.

Sydney Wood

Sydney Wood

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