These are the victims of the attack

On the country’s national day, the big parade ended tragically for several of the participants.

At least seven people were killed and more than 30 were injured after a crowd shot into the crowd from a nearby roof.

The Lake County Police Department released the names of six of the seven victims on Tuesday afternoon.

The name of the last victim has not been released.

Irina and Kevin McCarthy

Kevin McCarthy (37) and Irina McCarthy (35) both lost their lives in the shooting. They were the parents of a two-year-old boy who was present during the parade.

The son, Aiden, was according to CBS News separated from his parents during the chaos and survived the tragic event. He is now being cared for by his grandparents.

The Chicago Sun Times writes, however, that the little boy survived as a result of his father shielding him with his body.

“He had Aiden under his body when he was shot,” said the father-in-law, according to the local newspaper.

One has been created GoFundMe-side to support the orphaned boy, who has raised over $ 1.8 million. This corresponds to more than 18 million Norwegian kroner.

The fundraiser is the start of those who found the boy and brought him to his grandparents.

DEAD: Nicolas Toledo was killed in the shooting on Monday in Highland Park Photo: GoFundMe

Nicolas Toledo

One of the dead was grandfather Nicolas Toledo (78), who was hit by three shots, according to The Chicago Sun Times.

The older man did not really want to go to the parade, but ended up with his grandchildren and his family, who have confirmed the death to the newspaper.

– He was the one who saved all our lives. The shots would have hit me, my boyfriend or my cousins, says grandson Xochil Toledo.

Both the girlfriend and the father of Xochil Toledo are said to have been hit by shots in the shooting, but survived.

– We were all in shock. We cried. We could not believe everything that had happened. We could not breathe, says the grandson about the tragic incident.

The grandchildren have also started a fundraising campaign, which at the time of writing has raised over 100,000 dollars.

– My grandfather Nicolas Toledo – father of eight and grandfather of many – left us this morning, July 4, what was supposed to be a fun family day turned into a terrible nightmare for all of us, it says on the website.

Jacki Sundheim

Preschool teacher Jacki Sundheim (63) was also one of those killed in the attack. This is confirmed by her nephew NBC News.

Sundheim also worked for a synagogue in Glencoe, 5.4 miles from Highland Park – where the incident took place.

– Jacki’s work, kindness and warmth touched us all, from her early days of teaching at the “Gates of Learning Preschool” to guiding countless of us through life’s moments of joy and sorrow, it says in a statement from the synagogue.

The names of the other four who died in the attack have still not been released.

MARKING: Several have put down flags and flowers after seven were killed in the shooting.  Photo: Ashlee Rezin / NTB.

MARKING: Several have put down flags and flowers after seven were killed in the shooting. Photo: Ashlee Rezin / NTB.

Katherine Goldstein

The family mother Kathrine Goldstein (64) died during the shooting and leaves behind her husband and the couple’s two daughters.

– The incredible thing about Katie is that she never thought about her own death, the man says according to The New York Times.

Kathrine is said to have dedicated her life to being a mother and brought her eldest daughter to Highland Park during the parade. The daughter survived the attack.

Stephen Straus

Financial adviser Stephen Straus, 88, commutes daily from his home in Highland Park to his Chicago office. He was the father of two and the grandfather of four.

– He was an honorable man who worked all his life and took care of his family and gave everyone the best he had. He was kind and gentle and had enormous intelligence and humor, says niece Cynthia Straus in a telephone interview with The New York Times.

ACCUSED: 21-year-old Robert Crimo risks life in prison after the shooting.  Photo: AP / NTB

ACCUSED: 21-year-old Robert Crimo risks life in prison after the shooting. Photo: AP / NTB

One person has been arrested

One person has so far been arrested and charged with seven murders.

After a short car chase on Monday night, 21-year-old Robert Crimo was arrested, after first being wanted by the police. They think it’s just a shooter.

Crimo now risks life in prison without the possibility of parole if convicted. He will appear in court on Wednesday, according to NTB.

The tragic event happened only a short time later the mass shooting at a primary school in Uvalde, Texas.

Then 19 children and two adults were killed in the attack.

Facts about mass shootings in the United States

At least seven people were killed when a fire broke out in a July 4 parade north of Chicago on Monday.

There have been 308 mass shootings in the United States so far this year, according to the Gun Violence Archive.

The definition of mass shooting is that at least four people are killed or wounded with firearms by the same perpetrator.

22,299 people have been killed with firearms in the United States so far this year, including 12,210 suicides.

Among those killed are 179 children under the age of 12, and 670 aged 12 to 17 years.

Source: Gun Violence Archive / NTB


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