In a news conference, a spokesman from the Lake County Major Crime Task Force provided more details about the gunman behind the mass shooting in Highland Park near Chicago on Independence Day. The spokesman said the shooter used a high-powered rifle similar to an AR-15 to fire more than 70 rounds from the rooftop of a commercial building. During the attack, said the spokesman, the shooter "was dressed in women's clothing...to conceal his facial tattoos and identity" and to blend into the fleeing crowd to evade capture. Further, investigators who have interrogated the suspect and reviewed his social media posts have not determined a motive for the attack, which they believe he planned for weeks. They have also not found evidence that the shooter targeted anyone by race, religion or other protected status.
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