When a shooter opened fire on a Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, Illinois, killing seven people and injuring hundreds more, what was supposed to be a day of national celebration became a day of loss and dread.
At this time, members of yet another community in the United States lament the loss of loved ones, including relatives and friends.
Who Is Katherine Goldstein? Her Death
Katherine Goldstein is a woman who lived in Highland Park and was 64 years old at the time of the shooting. She was one of the six people identified out of the seven who were slain in the incident. Her further details have not been found.
According to the information provided by the Lake County Coroner's Office, a seventh victim passed away at a hospital outside of Lake County.
According to Lake County Sheriff's Office statistics, roughly 45 people were injured or killed in the shooting.
Following the mass shooting at the Highland Park Independence Day parade on Monday, facts about the victims killed and injured in the attack are beginning to emerge.
Highland Park Parade Shooting Victims Age And Family Details
Police had previously published the identities of six of the seven people killed in the attack.
According to a relative of the McCarthy family, Irina and Kevin McCarthy, who were both shot and died during the incident, are the parents of a young child who was discovered alive. According to statements made to CNN by family members, their son Aiden was found alive after the assault and was brought to a secure location.
It is also confirmed that Jacki Sundheim was one of the victims and that she was among those who passed away.
Nicolas Toledo, a grandfather to many and the father of eight children, was named as a victim in the Monday shooting, a state official from Morelos told CNN. Nicolas Toledo had been visiting his family in Highland Park from Mexico.
Stephen Straus, 88, has been named as one of the deceased by officials, according to his grandchildren. According to Banek, a seventh individual died at a hospital outside Lake County.
According to Christopher Covelli, who serves as a spokesperson for the Lake County Major Crime Task Force, a total of 45 persons either lost their lives or were injured due to the incident.
What Happened Tp The Illinois Parade Shooter?
During a press conference on Tuesday evening, Lake County State's Attorney Eric Rinehart said that the man suspected of carrying out the shooting in Highland Park, Robert "Bobby" Crimo III, has been charged with seven counts of first-degree murder.
According to him, these charges against Mr. Crimo are just the beginning of a long line of allegations that will be brought against him.
He continued by saying that he anticipates Crimo will be hit with dozens more charges shortly.
If Crimo was found guilty, Rinehart predicted that he would get a mandatory life term in jail without the chance of parole.
Furthermore, he added that none of these claims would have been possible again if not for the extraordinary efforts of law enforcement. He is speechless in his appreciation. It is unlikely that Lake County will ever be the same again.