Who are the victims of the shooting near Chicago?

Who are the victims of the shooting near Chicago?

(Nation World News Spanish) — What was a day of celebration in the United States turned into tragedy and fear when a gunman killed seven people and injured dozens of others at a parade in Highland Park, Illinois, near Chicago.

Now, another community in America is mourning the loss of family and friends.

Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek read out the list of names during a news conference on Tuesday. Meanwhile, on Wednesday, the Cook County coroner identified a seventh person who died at Evanston Hospital in the morning. The victims are the following:

  • Katherine Goldstein, 64, of Highland Park
  • Irina McCarthy, 35, of Highland Park
  • Kevin McCarthy, 37, of Highland Park
  • Jacqueline Sundheim, 63, of Highland Park
  • Stephen Strauss, 88, of Highland Park
  • Nicolas Toledo-Zaragoza, 78, from Morelos, Mexico
  • Eduardo Uvaldo, 69, of Waukegan, Illinois

The seventh victim died at a hospital outside Lake County, Banek told a news conference.

Deputy Chief Christopher Cowelly, spokesman for the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, said at a news conference that at least 45 people were injured in the shooting.

Officials believe the suspected assailant, who was detained after a search operation on Monday, climbed onto the roof of a business and opened fire on him about 20 minutes after the parade began.

Dr Brigham Temple, medical director of Northshore University Health System, said a total of 26 patients were found at Highland Park Hospital.

The patients ranged in age from 8 to 85, and had four or five children, Temple said. He also said that 19 of the 25 victims were treated and released. He said that along with the hands and feet, there are bullet marks in other central parts of the body.

Here’s what we know about the lives lost:

Irina and Kevin McCarthy

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Irina and Kevin McCarthy

According to a family member, Irina and Kevin McCarthy, who were killed in the shooting, are the parents of a young boy who was found alive.

Irina Colon, who was related to Irina McCarthy, shared with Nation World News an un-dated photo of the couple at their wedding in Chicago.

Colon said he was not at the parade and learned about the couple’s death from Irina McCarthy’s father. Colon said the couple’s 2-year-old son, Aiden, will now be looked after by family members.

A verified GoFundMe campaign Colon said that after the shooting, members of the community took the boy to a safer place before his grandparents were there.

“At the age of two, Aiden finds himself in an unimaginable situation; grow up without his parents,” the campaign says. “Aiden will be cared for by his loving family and will have him, Finding stability and eventually navigating life as an orphan will be a long road. He is surrounded by a community of friends and family who will provide him love and support in every way possible to make sure he has everything he needs.”

“On behalf of his family, and with his permission, I am setting up this fundraiser to support him and the caregivers who will be tasked with raising, caring for, and supporting Aiden as she and her The support system begins this unpredictable journey.” Excessive.

The GoFundMe page had raised more than $827,000 as of Tuesday night.

Jackie Sundheim

Who are the victims of the shooting near Chicago?

Jackie Sundeem.

Jackie Sundheim His synagogue recognized him as one of six people killed.

The North Shore Israel Congregation in Glencoe said in a statement that Sundheim has been a life member of the congregation and a staff member. She has been a preschool teacher and event coordinator.

“There are no words enough to express the depth of our grief at the death of Jackie and our sympathies to his family and loved ones,” the statement read. “We know that you join us in deep prayer that Jackie’s soul rests in the shelter of God’s wings and that her family will somehow find comfort and solace in the midst of this immense pain.”

Nicolas Toledo

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Nicholas Toledo.

A Morelos state official told Nation World News that Nicolas Toledo, the father of eight children and the grandfather of several, had visited his family in Highland Park, Mexico, and had been identified as the victim of the shooting.

Mexican officials issued a press release identifying Toledo as Nicolas “N”, a common practice in Mexico where officials use “N” for any last name on official documents, according to human rights and privacy protection laws. suffering under.

Toledo loved fishing, painting and hanging out with her family in the park, one of her granddaughters, Kimberly Rangel, told Nation World News affiliate WBBM.

Toledo’s family created a GoFundMe page to raise money to bring him back to Mexico. According to a statement published Tuesday, state and federal officials are working to support the family in the process.

“What was supposed to be a fun family day turned into a terrifying nightmare for all of us,” wrote GoFundMe organizer and one of his granddaughters, Xochiel Toledo. “As a family, we are broken and stunned.”

She described her grandfather as a “loving man” who was “creative, adventurous and fun-loving”.

According to a statement from Mexican officials, six of Toledo’s eight children live in the United States. One was injured along with two other members of the Toledo family in the shootout.

Stephen Strauss

Who are the victims of the shooting near Chicago?

Stephen Strauss

An 88-year-old man, Stefan Strauss, was described by his family as being in good spirits and full of life. Strauss’s grandchildren told Nation World News Tuesday that they had a close relationship with their grandfather, whom they see almost every Sunday for weekly family dinners.

“He was very active, enjoying life,” 18-year-old Maxwell Strauss told Nation World News. “He attended concerts, loved going out and riding his bike in the ’80s.”

Maxwell Strauss said that his grandfather mentioned that he was attending the parade at a recent dinner. “I was so excited,” recalled Maxwell Strauss.

When news of the shooting broke, Maxwell’s father, Jonathan Strauss, became very concerned after not answering Stephen’s phone.

A few hours later, the hospital called to confirm her death. “It was shocking, hard to imagine,” Maxwell said.

Tobias Strauss, 20, told Nation World News that hearing the news of his grandfather’s death is “the worst thing that can be imagined.”

Tobias said, “There was so much life left in him, he was unwilling to let go of anything.” “It doesn’t happen elsewhere, and I have no doubt that if America had better gun control, my grandfather would be alive.”

“The gun lobby and the American cultural cult of guns are deadly. Kill the grandparents,” he said.

Katherine Goldstein

Highland Park shooting victim Katherine's photo of her daughters, Cassie (far right) and Alana (far left), for Cassie's graduation in Ithaca, New York.

Highland Park shooting victim Katherine (center) with her daughters Cassie (right) and Alana (left) for Cassie’s graduation in Ithaca, New York. (courtesy: Craig Goldstein)

Police announced Tuesday that 64-year-old Katherine Goldstein is one of the victims of the Highland Park Parade shooting. Now his family is telling what happened during the shooting of the parade.

According to Katherine’s husband, Craig Goldstein, Goldstein was at the parade with their daughter Cassie, who arrived at the parade to try to help their daughter, when she received a phone call about the shooting.

“My daughter Cassie looked up at the ceiling and saw the man with the gun. She said ‘Mom we have to run,’ and they ran,” Goldstein told Nation World News. “They were running side by side when a bullet hit Katy in her chest.”

Goldstein said that his daughter Cassie saw her mother fall to the ground, but she had a chance to say “I love you” for the last time before closing her eyes. According to Goldstein, a stranger grabbed her daughter Cassie and told her to keep running.

“I could hear Cassie in the background and she was screaming ‘Mom is dead! Don’t come.’ She was scared for us. It seemed unreal but she didn’t want to leave Cassie alone. She wanted to find Cassie.”

Craig Goldstein told Nation World News that his wife was a very kind, selfless and fun-loving person who devoted herself to her family and spent her afternoons playing with her daughters.

“I couldn’t have imagined a better mother,” Goldstein said.

“He loved going bird watching. He used to go out with his binoculars every morning in the spring.”

Goldstein is survived by her two daughters and her husband.

What do we know about the injured

Barbara Medina, 46, was injured not by a bullet, but by a stampede, as she fled the parade-going area in an attempt to escape Monday’s chaos.

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Barbara Medina.

She told Nation World News that Medina was marching in the parade with the Community Partners for Affordable Housing (CPAH) banner when she heard gunshots. A sea of ​​people pounced on her, so she dropped the banner, grabbed her 7-year-old daughter Caroline and her scooter, and fled. Unfortunately, she was mad at her 12-year-old son and his father for moving away from the area.

Medina and her daughter ran down a street but saw her daughter walking slowly behind them. He reached back to catch her and help her, but slipped on his scooter and landed forcefully on his left hand. She knew immediately it was broken, she said.

After arriving at a stranger’s house, Medina learns that her son and father are safe and have taken refuge elsewhere. She borrowed a sling and an ice pack, and rested her hand on a pillow to ease the pain.

Hours later, Medina went to Skokie Hospital, a non-trauma center, to have her hand examined, and doctors diagnosed a proximal radius fracture just below the elbow. She is now in a cast from the tips of her fingers to the top of her shoulder, and she expects to be in a cast for about 6-8 weeks.

Although he has pain in his hand, he is thankful that he and his family were not seriously injured.

“I am more concerned about the kids. I am grateful that we are all safe,” she said. “It will be a long healing process.”

Nation World News’s Amanda Moses, Chris Boyat, Anna Melgar Zuniga, Fidel Gutierrez, Melissa Alonso and David Williams contributed to this report.


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