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‘Just Horrific’: Illinois, Kentucky Southern Baptists Minister After Weekend Shootings

The two shootings were among several shootings spanning at least four states over the Independence Day weekend. A gunman grazed two police officers during a fireworks display in Philadelphia, Pa., at 9:45 p.m. on July 4, WPVI-TV reported. In Minneapolis, eight people were wounded, some critically, during an unofficial fireworks display in a public park around 11:30 p.m. July 4, WCCO-TV reported.

In the Highland Park shooting, police arrested 21-year-old Robert E. “Bobby” Crimo III hours after the tragedy that caused nearby communities to cancel July 4 events, USA Today reported July 5. Police have not announced a motive for the shooting, but recovered two rifles from the crime scene. Crimo evaded police by dressing in women’s clothing, USA Today reported.

In Kentucky, police arrested Lance Storz, 49, at his home June 30. Police had gone to the home after a woman called 911 to report being held against her will as Storz slept, and safely recovered Storz’s wife from the home.

Storz is accused of firing on police as they returned to the home to issue a warrant related to domestic violence, killing three police officers and a police dog. Several other officers were wounded, the Associated Press reported. Storz has pled not guilty to murder charges.

No arrests had been made in the two shootings in Philadelphia and Minneapolis, but a $20,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the Philadelphia gunman’s capture.

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