YouTube, Instagram, Discord, and Twitter quickly removed social media pages that appeared to belong to Robert Crimo III, a person of interest in the Chicago suburb shooting that killed six people and injured dozens this afternoon. Crimo appears to have posted more than a dozen videos to YouTube under two aliases and hosted a Discord channel called “SS” that was open to the public via an invite link.
Based on The Verge’s viewing before the account was removed, Crimo’s apparent YouTube account hadn’t posted in about eight months. The most recent video contained disturbing language and imagery that appeared to involve classrooms as well as stick-art depictions of people being shot. Another clip appeared to be a rap music video, with Crimo wearing protective gear and handling bullets in what appeared to be a classroom.
Crimo appeared to have posted multiple albums to Spotify and several EPs and singles to Apple Music under a rap alias that The Verge is refusing to name, both of which remained online as of this writing. According to social media posts, a TikTok account associated with Crimo may also have been removed.
All of the platforms mentioned above have been contacted for comment by The Verge. As of press time, no one had responded.
Following the May mass shooting in Buffalo, New York, it was quickly discovered that the shooting suspect had discussed his attack plans on a private Discord server. He also live streamed his attack on Twitch. The US Supreme Court ruled less than two weeks ago that states should find it more difficult to impose gun restrictions.