KEY POINTS

  • Robert Crimo III is accused of killing six and wounding dozens
  • His uncle, Paul Crimo, said "there were no warning signs"
  • It was found that Robert has been sharing disturbing content online

Highland Park shooting suspect Robert Crimo III's family has said they noticed "no signs of trouble" with him.

Robert, a verified Spotify artist who went by the name "Awake The Rapper," is currently in custody for allegedly shooting six people to death and injuring dozens after the Fourth of July festivities began at the Illinois venue.

"There were no warning signs," the shooting suspect's uncle, Paul Crimo, said, as per New York Daily News. He also shared that they lived together in the house owned by the suspect's father, Bob Crimo. Bob is the owner of popular Philly joint Bob's Pantry & Deli and ran in 2019's mayoral elections.

Paul then revealed that he had interacted with Robert the night before the incident. "I saw him yesterday evening, and I went home, I said 'hi' to him, and when I came back downstairs, I said 'bye', he said 'bye', and that was it," he recalled.

"There were no signs of trouble. I saw no signs of trouble. If I did see signs, I would have said something," he continued.

A Highland Park resident, who reportedly requested to remain anonymous, said the Crimos had been living in the area for a long time. Although she hadn't interacted with the suspected shooter ever, she had seen him riding an electric bike in the area while blasting heavy metal. She added that he drove a car with "pussymobile" written across the back of it, according to Marca.

Even Robert's social media pages are laced with disturbing content, the outlet also claimed. His YouTube channel reportedly has some videos with violent visuals. One animated video titled "Toy Solider" features images of a heavily armed shooter entering and opening fire in a school before engaging with the police gathered outside the premises. The clip ends with the shooter lying in a pool of blood.

Some photos of him, including those that show him wearing a Trump flag, have since made rounds on Twitter. In another picture, he can be seen sporting an FBI cap. There is also one image where he joins a Trump rally while dressed as Waldo.

Robert's social media activity reveals that he once posted a beheading video on a Discord channel dedicated to death, NBC News reported, adding that while he did not frequently talk about major political personalities on his pages, he posted twice about former U.S. President Donald Trump.

Robert (Bob) E. Crimo III, a person of interest in the mass shooting that took place at a Fourth of July parade route in the wealthy Chicago suburb of Highland Park, Illinois, U.S. is seen in this wanted poster released July 4, 2022. Lake County Sheriff's
Robert (Bob) E. Crimo III, a person of interest in the mass shooting that took place at a Fourth of July parade route in the wealthy Chicago suburb of Highland Park, Illinois, U.S. is seen in this wanted poster released July 4, 2022. Lake County Sheriff's Office/Handout via Reuters. Reuters / Lake County Sheriff's Office
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