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A billionaire donated $ 18,000, raising nearly $ 3 million for a boy who was orphaned by a shooting at Highland Park.

Parade at Highland Park on July 4thFor a toddler who lost his parents in a mass shoot, $ 3 million (2.5 million) within hours Pounds) were raised.

Kevin McCarthy (37) and Irina McCarthy (35) were among the seven killed in the gun battle. During the turmoil, his two-year-old son Aiden was separated from his parents.

In the turmoil, some of the participants in the rally escorted the boy to a bystander.

However, certain videos and photos of the boy walking in the bloody shooting scene became viral, widely shared on social media, triggered a search for the boy's identity, and sought help.

He later reunited with his grandparents and other family members. According to his grandfather, the child survived because his father covered him with his body.

The young child was reportedly shocked by telling his grandparents that "mom and dad are about to arrive."

Currently, theGoFundMe campaignis set up by members of the community for the boy, he receives thousands of dollars an hour, and by Thursday morning $ 2.8 million. It is over (2.3 million pounds). After receiving the best donation of $ 18,000 (£ 15,000) from just one person the day before.

Millionaire hedge fund manager Bill Acman has claimed responsibility for a $ 18,000 donation, confirmed byDaily Beast.

More than 45,000 people donated money to their children.

"At the age of two, Aiden was put in an unthinkable place. To grow up without parents," Irina in the GoFundMe account she created for her family and Aiden. I wrote a colon.

Aiden's parents Irina and Kevin McCarthy

(GoFundMe) killed in a parade at Highland Park on July 4th )

"Aiden is taken care of by his beloved family, he has a long way to heal, find stability, and finally navigate his life as an orphan. I will walk, "he said.

The campaign's funding goal is to help [Aiden] and the caregivers responsible for training, caring for and supporting Aiden as Aiden and his support system embark on this unexpected situation. In order to do so, it was set at $ 500,000 [£ 420,000]. Pass, "said the online campaign.

A friend of McCarthys said Aiden's maternal grandparents would take care of the future boy.

The other four killed on Tuesday were identified as Catherine Goldstein, 64 years old. Jacquelyn Sundheim, 63; Stephen Strauss, 88; Nicholas Toledo Zargosa, 78, was all a resident of Highland Park, with the exception of Toledo Zaragoza, who was visiting his family in the city from Moreros, Mexico.

Suspect Robert E. Climo III, 21, has been charged withseven murder chargesand faces his lifelong sentence.