Robert 'Bobby' Crimo was indicted on Wednesday on 117 counts for gunning down seven people and injuring more than 40 individuals earlier this month.

The Highland Park shooter, who shot at his victims during a Fourth of July parade in Illinois, was charged with 21 counts of first-degree murder, reported Daily Mail. They include three counts of first-degree for each deceased victim. The 21-year-old is expected to appear in court on Aug. 3.

Illinois State's Attorney Eric Rinehart said in a statement that he wants to thank "law enforcement and the prosecutors who presented evidence to the grand jury." He shared that their investigation continues, and their "victim specialists are working around the clock to support all those affected by this crime that led to 117 felony counts being filed today."

Crimo is charged with 48 counts of attempted murder as well. He is also charged with 48 counts of aggravated battery with a firearm for each victim who was struck by a bullet.

Many were injured and seven people were killed in the July 4 attack after he opened fire at 10.14 a.m. from a roof and took aim at parade attendees. Police said that he used a rifle "similar to an AR-15" to spray more than 70 rounds into a crowd that had gathered for the parade in Highland Park. Crimo had dressed as a woman to carry out the attack and was able to escape because of the disguise.

He owned multiple weapons, including two rifles. One of them was used in the attack and the other was found in his vehicle when he was arrested at 6.30 p.m. the same night. According to Fox News, authorities are yet to determine a definitive motive.

Associated Press reported that Crimo's lawyers have not made a formal response yet to any of the charges he faces.

He came from a troubled household, where cops responded to frequent 911 calls. One of them involved a threat of suicide from Crimo. The other call involved an alleged threat to kill his family, police reports revealed. Still, his father, Robert Crimo Jr., signed an affidavit allowing his son, then 19, to apply for a state Firearms Ownership ID card or FOID.

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