• Two lawyers connected to the Highland Park shooting case have announced they're stepping down. 
  • Tom Durkin, who was supposed to represent the suspected shooter, stepped down Wednesday due to a "conflict of interest."
  • Steve Greenberg, who was hired to represent the suspected shooter's parents, then stepped down Thursday. 

Days after a mass shooting on the Fourth of July in Highland Park, Illinois, left seven people dead and dozens of others injured, two lawyers connected to the shooting suspect in the case have separately announced that they are stepping down due to "conflicts."

During the shooting suspect's bond court hearing on Wednesday, criminal defense attorney Tom Durkin told the judge he was informed that he had a "conflict of interest" relating to the case and could no longer represent the 21-year-old man accused of first-degree murder.

Instead, the suspect in the shooting was assigned a public defender. 

Durkin declined Insider's request for comment. 

Steve Greenberg, a defense attorney who previously represented R. Kelly, was hired by the suspected shooter's parents in the days after the shooting. 

He took to Facebook Wednesday in defense of his clients in a post that has since been taken down publicly. In the message, Greenberg suggested "looking to cast blame" on therapists, coworkers, and friends of the suspect for not reporting alleged troubling statements, as well as the state police who approved his gun permit application and the gun stores that "sell anybody military-grade assault weapons."

But the next day, he announced on Twitter that a "conflict" had arisen and he would no longer be representing the suspected shooter's parents. 

Greenberg couldn't immediately be reached for comment. 

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