(Nation World News) — On Monday, July 4, Dr. David Baum, who treated victims of the shooting near Chicago, spoke of some horrific injuries.
Baum and his wife were in the parade and their grandsons participated. As his family fled after being shot, the doctor fled to the scene.
Baum said that some of those killed in the Highland Park shooting “destroyed.”
“The horrifying sight of some dead bodies is indescribable to the average person. Being a doctor, I’ve seen things in emergency rooms like, you know, you see a lot of blood.”
He told Nation World News, “But the bodies were really, some dead bodies, he had a stab wound from the power of this gun and bullets. There was another man who had a traumatic wound to his head. Indescribable,” he told Nation World News.
Speaking of parade-goers’ belongings being left in the background scene, Baum said that the suburban community in Illinois will never be the same.
“I grew up here and moved back here with my wife. We raised our kids here. My daughter and son-in-law moved here because they were worried about gun violence and carjacking in the city when they had a son. And now People, you know, are afraid to take their kids to daycare. But what I saw was that the lives of families changed forever because they were walking around with their kids and their skateboards and someone who Shouldn’t have had access to the gun—the powered man climbed onto a roof and decided to do what he wanted to do,” Baum said.
Robert E. Cremo III, whom police identified as the man suspected of shooting seven people and injuring dozens of others at a July Fourth parade, was arrested on Monday, hours after the shooting.
“You know, to me, you can’t drink until you’re 21, but I still don’t know why this country allows an 18-year-old to carry a weapon that was meant for war. And the wound.. I Look, I was never in the military, but those are war injuries. That’s what you see in war casualties, not parade casualties,” Baum continued.
Baum said the victims of the massacre were killed within 30 seconds.
“Today it makes me sad. And I’m also thinking we all have to change our behavior until it’s under control. I’m not going to parades anymore. I’m not going to a sporting event.” I am afraid that my grandson will not go to school. We all have to change our behavior and not do the work we love to do because of this situation,” said the doctor.
Dr. Baum said, “I don’t think the average person has to see a mutilated body or a head injury that is inexplicable … to understand what is wrong with this country.”
“And the problem with this country is not recognizing that every week, you all go to a different community with a different Uvalde. And Uvalde was in a small way at Highland Park. I mean… in Texas What happened is terrible. What happened here is terrible. The fact that my kids and my grandsons and all other kids in this community who are good members of the community were walking on the road on scooters, that’s all you need to know I don’t need to see what I saw… Those who left immediately left,” he said.