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More videos are being posted on social media showing a chaotic and frightening scene at a Highland Park Independence Day parade. While most were fleeing the scene, Dr. David Baum was running toward those falling.
"All of a sudden, you heard these Howitzer-type noises going off. Immediately people started screaming ‘Bodies down, shooter,’ and they all started scattering," he said.
"I told my family to run,” Baum recalled. He stayed, however, holding his location until the gunfire stopped. "Then I kind of just stuck around until I thought maybe, maybe there was no longer the threat."
“There were six bodies that were immediately assessed to be dead," he explained, describing them as "literally blown up by these bullets."
Police said during a briefing that the weapon recovered on the rooftop was a "high-powered rifle." They also reported that five were dead at the scene, but a sixth died at the hospital. Others were hit in their arms and legs.
"I saw horrific, devastating injuries, the kind that you normally see in a war," Dr. Baum continued.
He continued helping other emergency responders as those with injuries continued to seek medical attention.
“I don't think I need to describe the horrific nature of what the bullets did to those bodies, but it was horrific,” said Baum of the injuries. “As a physician for 33 years, blood doesn't bother me. But seeing people's heads blown up, and bodies eviscerated, would be disturbing to anyone who was there besides maybe a physician.”
"I do not want to be out there as anything other than, like, a physician who did not run for his life," Baum explained. "This is not hero stuff I did. The only thing I didn't do was run away."
The Highland Park mass shooting suspect was identified by police as Robert Eugene Crimo III, age 21, but will be 22, Sept. 20.
“We are assisting Highland Park Police with a shooting in the area of the Independence Day parade route. STAY OUT OF THE AREA – allow law enforcement and first responders to do their work,” the Lake County Sheriff tweeted.
He was spotted in north Chicago on Highway 41 and an officer attempted to stop him but he took off. Ultimately, he did come to a stop and was arrested. They are working to verify that he is the suspect before confirming it to the public.
\u201cBREAKING UPDATE: Police release picture of 22-year-old wanted in Highland Park manhunt https://t.co/jyXvKQ1Mtk\u201d— WGN TV News (@WGN TV News) 1656972780
According to police he goes by the name "Bobby," and internet searches show that he also went by the name "Awake The Rapper," with his first album release in 2016. Before it was taken down, a music video he had pinned on Twitter showed a cartoon of a school shooting as well as videos of himself in a school.
He had a YouTube account, Instagram and Twitter, but the Instagram account was taken down moments after police released his name.
He frequently uses a symbol on his site and social media that is similar to a Celtic shield knot for protection, but it is slightly different.
It appears that his father once had a sandwich shop, Bob's Pantry & Deli, on St. John's Ave., about a mile south of the shooting site. His father, Bob previously ran for mayor of Highland Park in April 2019 but lost. He was also a candidate for Highland Park City Council in 2013, but also did not win.
While Mr. Crimo's social media is relatively blank, he has "liked" a few tweets that indicate he may have political leanings to the right.
During the COVID crisis, the elder Crimo commented that he enjoyed the end of President Donald Trump's press conference in which he refused to allow female reporters to ask questions, calling one of them "nasty."
There is no indication that the younger Crimo held the same political leanings as his father. There is a photo of him standing in front of a Trump flag, however.
His videos have been removed from social media.
\u201cThe #FBI is assisting with the search for Robert E. Crimo, III, sought for his alleged involvement in the shooting of multiple people at a July 4, 2022, parade in Highland Park, Illinois. He may drive a 2010 Silver Honda Fit with Illinois plates DM80653: https://t.co/8RJLbCgyJQ\u201d— FBI Most Wanted (@FBI Most Wanted) 1656975102
Nikki Haley ridiculed for math struggles in July 4th attack on Joe Biden: 'And the GOP is banning math books'
Math is hard. Former Gov. Nikki Haley (R-SC), who graduated with an accounting degree from Clemson University, got confused while trying to attack President Joe Biden.
The Republican politician showed a list that attempted to blame Biden for inflation, which is actually a problem that is happening around the world. It listed several items used in a typical barbecue like hotdogs, soda, condiments, ice cream, bread and watermelon.
The graphic then added up the percentages that have increased due to inflation, declaring that all of those items together mean families are paying 67 percent more for items.
The problem, however, is that isn't how inflation works or how percentages work. For example, if someone is shopping and finds a blouse for 30 percent off and a pair of shoes for 10 percent off, it doesn't mean that the full price is 40 percent off.
Haley has since deleted the tweet, but the ridicule persists from those who have posted screen captures. See the comments below:
\u201c@NikkiHaley Oh, @NikkiHaley, this pains me deeply as a former math teacher. I expect that people striving for leadership positions should be able to handle the basics. Item A cost $6 then increased 10%. Item B was $4 then increased 25 %. Old total $10. New total $11.60. Total increase: 16%\u201d— Mark Sefton (@Mark Sefton) 1656856909
\u201cI suck at math and even I can tell you what went wrong here @NikkiHaley !\nYou have an accounting degree? Trump University? Lol...\u201d— *GMQ* SUSAN \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf2\u2640\ufe0f\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6 (@*GMQ* SUSAN \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf2\u2640\ufe0f\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6) 1656950844
\u201cIt\u2019s adorable that Nikki Haley thinks she still has a chance.\nBut considering this is how she does math, maybe she truly believes.\nBut just to be clear:\nIt\u2019s not you Nikki. \nIt will never be you.\u201d— Steve Marmel \ud83d\udc89\ud83d\udc89\ud83d\udc89\ud83d\udc89 (@Steve Marmel \ud83d\udc89\ud83d\udc89\ud83d\udc89\ud83d\udc89) 1656961311
\u201c@NikkiHaley What happened to this Tweet? As a former math teacher, I am appalled that you don\u2019t know common and simple mathematics.\u201d— Nikki Haley (@Nikki Haley) 1656940414
\u201cAnd to think, @GOP are banning math books. @NikkiHaley is this the new math your party is teaching?\u201d— Edward Heil (@Edward Heil) 1656956201
\u201c@KeithOlbermann @NikkiHaley I actually have to laugh at how ignorant she is, as she attempts to make a point and fails 5th grade mathmatics\ud83e\udd23\ud83e\udd23\ud83e\udd23\n\nUsing her special math, my cookout is up over 468%.\n\nThe actual average is about $30 more this year than last for practically the same items feeding 21 people.\u201d— Keith Olbermann (@Keith Olbermann) 1656960260
\u201cIt certainly is a good thing @NikkiHaley deleted this tweet, else I might feel the need to point out her maths don\u2019t math. \ud83d\ude0f\u201d— happysnarkygal2 (@happysnarkygal2) 1656955244
\u201cI\u2019ve been thinking an inflationary climate is time to bring back basic economics, but Nikki Haley can\u2019t even do routine math.\u201d— Matthew Yglesias (@Matthew Yglesias) 1656955627
\u201cUs, accountants, realizing that Nikki Haley was an accountant and even a CFO:\n\n(We suggest Nikki Haley and Paul Koretz join our financial education classes to learn more about basic math and accounting)\u201d— Kenneth Mejia, CPA (@Kenneth Mejia, CPA) 1656964588
\u201cLooks like @NikkiHaley ran the math by @RepBoebert before posting.\n\nCould these people get any fucking dumber?\u201d— bob clendenin \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8 (@bob clendenin \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8) 1656963726
\u201cI just can\u2019t get over the stupidity of this tweet. Anyone think our problems will be solved (or even helped) by the people who think this is how math works? Can some reporter please press @NikkiHaley and ask wtf she was thinking?\u201d— bob clendenin \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8 (@bob clendenin \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8) 1656965535