Police: Highland Park Suspect Was Dressed like a Woman when He Opened Fire on Parade Goers

Police have indicated the Highland Park shooting suspect was dressed like a woman when he opened fire on July 4th parade goers from a rooftop.

NBC News reports that Lake County Major Crimes Taskforce’s Chris Covelli said the suspect “pre-planned this attack for several weeks.”

Covelli also noted that the suspect carried out the attack while “dressed in women’s clothing and investigators…believe he did this to conceal his facial tattoos and his identity and help him during the escape.”

He said once the suspect stopped shooting he “exited the roof, dropped his rifle and he blended in with the crowd and he escaped.”