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Highland Park parade mass shooting suspect indicted on 117 charges by Illinois grand jury

The additional charges returned Wednesday include counts of attempted murder for every person wounded by a bullet or shrapnel in the Fourth of July attack.
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A grand jury on Wednesday indicted the man accused of killing seven people at a Fourth of July parade in a Chicago suburb on 117 charges, many of which stem from the dozens of other people who were wounded and injured.

Robert “Bobby” E. Crimo III admitted to the mass shooting in Highland Park in a voluntary statement to authorities this month, officials said. He had previously been charged with seven counts of first-degree murder.

He is now charged with 21 counts of first-degree murder, according to the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office. There are three first-degree murder charges per victim.

Law enforcement search after a mass shooting in Highland Park, Ill.
Law enforcement officers search after a mass shooting in Highland Park, Ill., on July 4.Nam Y. Huh / AP File

The indictment also charges him with 48 counts of attempted murder and 48 counts of aggravated battery with a firearm for every person who was wounded by a bullet or shrapnel.

Crimo is scheduled to appear for his arraignment next week. Court records indicate he is represented by a public defender and do not name an attorney.

Authorities identified those killed in the shooting as Katherine Goldstein, 64; Irina McCarthy, 35; Kevin McCarthy, 37; Jacquelyn Sundheim, 63; Stephen Straus, 88; Nicolas Toledo-Zaragoza, 78; and Eduardo Uvaldo, 69.

Kevin and Irina McCarthy were at the parade with their 2-year-old son, Aiden, who was physically unharmed. The boy's grandfather Michael Levberg told the Chicago Sun-Times that Kevin McCarthy was shielding Aiden when he died.

“He had Aiden under his body when he was shot,” Levberg said.

a memorial for the victims of a mass shooting at 4th of July parade in Highland Park
A mourner visits a memorial for the victims of a mass shooting at the Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, Ill., on July 6.Jim Vondruska / Getty Images file

Cooper Roberts, 8, remains in the hospital and is paralyzed from the waist down after he was shot in the back, his mother, Keely Roberts, said in a statement Wednesday.

"The fact that Cooper is still here with us today is a miracle," she said. "He has taught me so much."

Cooper's twin, Luke, was hit by shrapnel and sustained minor physical injuries. Keely Roberts was shot in the leg and said she will require ongoing orthopedic treatment.

The suspect fled, and authorities allege that he considered a second attack in Madison, Wisconsin. It did not appear that he had planned to target any particular event, although multiple Fourth of July festivities were planned.

Ultimately, he taken into custody in North Chicago.