Highland Park shooting: Gunman 'prepared for weeks' for parade attack

The gunman who killed six people Monday during the Fourth of July parade near Chicago planned his attack "for weeks" and disguised himself as a woman so as not to be identified, police said Tuesday.

Highland Park shooting: Gunman 'prepared for weeks' for parade attack

The gunman who killed six people Monday during the Fourth of July parade near Chicago planned his attack "for weeks" and disguised himself as a woman so as not to be identified, police said Tuesday.

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Robert Crimo, 21, used a 'powerful rifle' that appears to have been purchased legally at the parade and presumably fired randomly at attendees from a rooftop of a business, a local police official said during of a press conference. He had "dressed as a woman" to hide his identity and flee the scene more easily, he added.

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