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Highland Park shooting suspect confessed to authorities and plotted second attack in Wisconsin, prosecutor says

The man accused of killing seven people at a Fourth of July parade confessed in detail to his alleged shooting — and revealed considerations on a second attack, authorities said Wednesday.

Robert “Bobby” E. Crimo III, 21, has been charged with seven counts of first-degree murder, and will likely face many more counts stemming from the dozens wounded or injured during Monday’s carnage in this upscale Chicago suburb.

“He went into details about what he had done. He admitted to what he had done,” Lake County State’s Attorney Eric Rinehart told reporters outside of the county courthouse. “We don’t want to speculate on motives right now.”

Crimo made the confession in a voluntary statement, according to officials.

After fleeing Highland Park, Crimo ended up in Madison, Wisconsin, and came upon a Fourth of July event there, said Chris Covelli, a spokesman for the Lake County Major Crime Task Force. He briefly thought about unleashing an attack there as well, according to the official.

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