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Parade shooting suspect bought 5 weapons despite threats

1 month ago   |   By Boston Herald

By MICHAEL TARM, KATHLEEN FOODY and STEPHEN GROVES
HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. - The man charged Tuesday with seven counts of murder for opening fire at an Independence Day parade in suburban Chicago legally bought five weapons, including two high-powered rifles, despite authorities being called to his home twice in 2019 for threats of violence and suicide, police said.
Lake County State's Attorney Eric Rinehart promised that dozens more charges would be sought. The suspect, if convicted of the murder charges, would receive a mandatory life sentence without the possibility of parole, he added.
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