Six people were killed and over 30 others were wounded, some critically, in the horrific mass shooting at a July 4th parade in Highland Park, Illinois.
The identities of those slain is starting to be made public.
The first victim was identified as a 76-year-old grandfather who was watching the parade from his wheelchair.
Nicolas Toledo, a Mexican national who held duel citizenships in Mexico and the United States, had moved back to Highland Park a few months ago at the urging of his family members, the Daily Mail reported.
Toledo’s granddaughter said her grandfather really didn’t want to go to the parade, but agreed to go after his family insisted. He was shot in the head and killed when the gunman opened fire on the parade crowd, and his blood splattered onto his shocked family members.
Two other members of the family were also struck by the gunfire, but their injuries were not life-threatening.
— Tim McNicholas (@TimMcNicholas) July 5, 2022
Nicolás Toledo will alway be remembered🕯
Nicolás Toledo will alway be honored🕯
Nicolás Toledo will alway rest in peace🕯 pic.twitter.com/N91lIapgLH
— Christian THALACKER-HELDENSTEIN🌻 (@C_Heldenstein) July 5, 2022
A second victim has been identified as Jacki Sundheim, a teacher and member of the North Shore Congregation Israel synagogue. She leaves behind a husband and daughter.
Jacki Sundheim was a teacher and congregant at North Shore Congregation Israel synagogue. She leaves behind a husband and daughter. pic.twitter.com/13fSje3SAa
— Natasha ❀ (@ndelriego) July 5, 2022
Jacki Sundheim is one of 6 who died at #HighlandPark parade mass shooting
A “tirelessly dedicated” staff member at North Shore Congregation Israel, her nephew describes her as “one of the kindest people you’d ever meet”
— Marissa Parra (@MarParNews) July 5, 2022
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