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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 Father Crimo as parties responsible for the gun violence that killed seven people and injured dozens of others in the north, the Independence Day parade in the suburbs.
Meanwhile, Highland Park City Council agreed to start dismantling informal memorials in honor of the victims of the July 4 mass shooting, saying they have been traumatic for some residents who do not want constant reminder of the horror.
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