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Shooting at Highland Park: Grandfather among the victims, "tireless" synagogue teacher

What was supposed to be a celebration day has turned into one of shock, turmoil, and sadness for the small American town of IllinoisHighland Park. ..

MondayChicagoIndependence DayWhen gunmen fired at the parade, at least six people were killed and dozens more. Injured. 13}-Outside the area.

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Police have not released details about the victims, but at least two dead have been identified ..

Here's what we know so far:

Nicolas Toledo

Nicolas Toledo says, "Love, creative, he. "Adventurous and entertaining" by the family of. Photo courtesy of: Xochil Toledo / GoFund

A man in his 70s from Mexico, Nicolas Toledo, was visiting a family in Illinois. The first victim identified by his family at the end of Monday.

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He was shot dead on the scene and died, granddaughter Xochil Toledo told the Chicago Sun-Times66}

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"My grandfather Nicholas Toledo, my 8-year-old father, and many grandfathers this morning 7 He left us on the 4th of July. Xochil Toledo in, in the GoFundMe page

created for him, "Nicholas was not only a loved one, but also. Creative, adventurous and entertaining. As a family, we are broken and numb, "she writes.

Toledo's family set up a GoFundMe page to raise money to send his body back to his native Mexico. This page had raised over $ 43,000 as of Tuesday morning.

Toledo has been visiting his family for the past month or so. He spent his last days swimming and fishing and was among his relatives, his family told the media.

Jacki Sundheim

Highland Park shooting victims
Jacki Sundheim is nearby North Shore Congregation Israel's "Lifetime Congregation" and staff. Photo courtesy of North Shore Congregation Israel

Another person killed in the shooting was Jacki Sundheim, a nearby synagogue teacher. was.

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North Shore Congregation Israelhas confirmed her death on its website.

Sandheim spent decades on staff in the North Shore Congregation Israel, teaching in congregation kindergartens and later coordinating the event and B'nei Mitzvah. The congregation stated in the statement that she had announced her death.

She was her lifelong congregation and a "beloved" staff member for decades, a synagogue in Glencoe, Illinois said in her statement.

"There are not enough words to describe the depth of our sorrow for Jackie's death and sympathy for her family and her loved ones," NSCI said.

"Jackie's work, kindness, and warmth range from her teachings at the Gates of Learning Preschool to myriad teachings among us through the moments of joy and sadness in life. Impressed all of us.

She survived by her husband and daughter.

Who was injured?

According to Dr. Bringham Temple, Emergency Response Medical Director at the North Shore University Health Center, 26 patients were sent to Highland Park Hospital for bullet injuries.

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Their age ranges from 8 to 85 years and includes 4 or 5 children. He said.

Some were in crisis, including one child, and 19 were treated and discharged.

Police fired on Tuesday.

Mexico's director of North American affairs, Roberto Velasco, said on Twitter that two Mexicans were among the injured.


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