Suspect in July 4 parade shooting planned attack for weeks, authorities say

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By Brendan O’Brien and Tom Polansek HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (Reuters) -The man accused of killing seven people at a Fourth of July parade near Chicago had planned the attack for weeks and had come to authorities’ attention at least twice before on reports that he threatened suicide or harm to others, local officials said on Tuesday. Authorities said the suspect fired more than 70 rounds from a rooftop at random onto people watching Monday’s parade in Highland Park, Illinois, and then made his getaway dressed in women’s clothing to blend in with the panic-stricken crowd, authorities said on Tuesday…

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