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Victims of the Highland Park shooting have filed multiple lawsuits naming the alleged shooter, Robert Crimo III, Smith & Wesson, two firearms dealers and Crimo’s father as the parties who bear responsibility for the gun violence that killed seven and wounded dozens of others during the north suburb’s Independence Day parade.
Meanwhile, the Highland Park City Council agreed to begin disassembling the informal downtown memorials honoring the victims of the July Fourth mass shooting, saying they have proven traumatic to some residents who don’t want a constant reminder of the horror.
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