Who were the victims of the Highland Park parade shooting?

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HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. — Police say six people were killed and at least 30 were injured when a gunman opened fire on crowds of Fourth of July paradegoers in a Chicago suburb. 

Officials haven’t released the names of the victims as of Tuesday morning, but loved ones began to come forward.

Five people who died at the parade were adults, officials said. They didn’t have information on a sixth person who died later at a hospital. The injured people ranged from 8 to 85 years old, hospitals said — most with gunshot wounds.

Nicolas Toledo

Nicolas Toledo, a loving grandfather in his 70s, was killed in the shooting, family members confirmed to multiple news outlets.

Family members told The New York Times that Toledo hadn’t wanted to go to the parade, but went anyways because his family didn’t want to leave him alone. He was sitting in a wheelchair between his son and a nephew before the shots rang out.

“He was so happy,” Toledo’s granddaughter Xochil told the Chicago Sun-Times. “Happy to be living in the moment.”

She said when the shots rang out, three bullets hit Toledo: “He was the one who saved all of our lives. It would have gone to me, my boyfriend or my cousins.” Her father was shot in the arm trying to protect Toledo, and her boyfriend was shot in the back.

GoFundMe campaign described Toledo as a “father of 8 and grandfather to many.” Family members told the New York Times that he held dual citizenship in the U.S. and Mexico, traveling between the countries all his life. The family urged him to come to Highland Park months ago so they could spend more time with him.

The GoFundMe campaign had received more than seven times its original $5,000 goal by Tuesday morning.

A nearby synagogue said Jacki Sundheim, a lifelong member, was shot and killed at the parade.

“Jacki’s work, kindness and warmth touched us all, from her early days teaching at the Gates of Learning Preschool to guiding innumerable among us through life’s moments of joy and sorrow as our Events and B’nei Mitzvah Coordinator– all of this with tireless dedication,” North Shore Congregation Israel said in a statement.

The synagogue said Sundheim was a congregant all her life and a beloved staff member for decades.

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6 thoughts on “Who were the victims of the Highland Park parade shooting?

    1. Thanks, Galen! A whole bunch of little pieces that are like rat turds. Maybe that means there’s a rat to be found in this scenario? “mitzvah coordinator”; I wonder how much jooish law she really did coordinate.

  1. Here we go again…. Go fund me accounts ready to roll…. Is that really peoples first thoughts within a day of your family member being slaughtered is to set up fundraising!!! I mean come on mthrfkrs

    Also saw a news interview where some cunt was saying a father asked her to watch his little kid for some reason…! While he went god knows where or did what..

    Why would you abandon your kid with a stranger in the midst of a sniper attack…!

    Wtf come
    On man..!!!

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