The boy's parents, lost in the turmoil of the shootings at Highland Park on July 4, are tragically named among the dead. increase.
Light news on Tuesday morning confirmed that the two-year-old kid reunited with his grandparents after a stranger spread the word on social media.
Hours later,CBS Newsconfirmed that the boy's parents, Irina and Kevin McCarthy, were killed in a shooting.
A young child named Aiden was found alone on Monday morning and became bloody.IllinoisThe city's family-friendlyIndependence Dayparade suddenly became bloody.Seven victims were killed and dozens were injured.
According to Jackie Costek of CBS Chicago, when a local chef grabbed a boy and a shooter fired at a crowd, he immediately took him out of the road of danger.
The reporter shared a photo of the horrifying boy on Twitter to help him reunite with his family and wrote, "With a safe but stranger."
In the image, the child was seen clasping a blanket for comfort, and his feet and shoes appeared to be covered with dry blood.
CBSwas later a police officer at Highland Park who gathered children from the house of a woman who was taking care of him, took him to the hospital, and loved him. It was revealed that he tried to reunite with him.
By late Monday afternoon, the boy reunited with his grandparents at a local hospital.
Tuesday afternoon, Irina and Kevin McCarthy were announced as victims of the shooting. The GoFundMe campaignwas set up to raise money for his son Aiden.
In the aftermath of the shooting at Highland Park, Illinois on July 4, the North Shore community gathered to help a boy we knew nothing about. We took him to a safe place under tragic circumstances and gathered to find his grandparents and prayed for the safety of his family, "read GoFundMe's explanation signed by Irina Colon. I'm out.
"Sadly, I need to share his name ... Aiden McCarthy. And he needs more of our help. His parents Irina&Kevin Killed in a shooting on July 4. At the age of two, Aiden is placed in an unthinkable place. Growing up without his parents.
"Aiden loves him. Taken by grandparents Misha and Nina Lebberg, he will have a long way to heal, find stability, and ultimately navigate his life as an orphan. He will love him. Surrounded by a community of accepting friends and extended families, there are all means available to ensure that you have everything you need as you grow up.
"On behalf of his family. And with their permission, I have established this fundraising activity to support caregivers who are tasked with raising, caring for, and supporting Aiden when he and his support system embark on. This unexpected journey. "
Irina and Kevin McCarthy were killed in a shooting at Highland Park
The other four victims were nominated by Lake County orphans on Tuesday afternoon: Catherine Goldstein, 88; Jacquelyn Sundheim, 63; Stephen Strauss, 88. ; And Nicholas Toledo-Zaragoza, 78.
The seventh victim, who died on Tuesday, is unnamed.
The family of 76-year-old grandfather Nicholas Toledo confirmed his death on Monday afternoon.
A dual citizen of the United States and Mexico used a wheelchair and was sitting in a wheelchair when it was hit by ammunition.
Toledo's granddaughter told theNew York Timesthat "everyone was shocked," and his grandfather didn't want to go to the parade, but he did to join the family. Revealed.
Strollers and Independence Day memorabilia are scattered all over the street after the parade is deadly
Second Victim Also identified as a devoted member of the local synagogue on Monday night.
Jackie Sandheim is a "lifetime" congregation by the North Shore congregation Israel, remembered as a "important" staff member, "work, kindness, and warmth touched us all." Was being done.
The suspected shooter, 21-year-old Robert Climo, was arrested Monday night after being discovered by a police officer driving a freeway after an eight-hour manhunt.
He has not yet been charged with mass shootings.
Kurimo, whose father failed to bid on the mayor of Highland Park but lost to the current mayor of Nancy Rotering, has several disturbing videos praising violence on his YouTube account. Posted.
He's also an amateur rapper, called Awake the Rapper, and has more than 16,000 listeners a month on his Spotify page.
His uncle spoke toCNN, stating that "there were no signs" suggesting that his recluse nephew would carry out a mass shooting.
Robert E Climo III, 22 years old, is an amateur rapper who goes with the stage name "Awaken the Rapper"
(Robert Climo / Reuters)
On Tuesday morning, the Mayor of Rotelling confirmed that the firearms used in the attack were legally obtained.
Authorities are silent about the exact type of gun used in the slaughter, but only say it is a "powerful" long rifle used to "spray" bullets into the crowd. I am.
Weapons were recovered from the rooftop of a company overlooking the parade route.
It is believed that the shooter snipered the ladder on the side of the building with a ladder and occupied the position of a sniper on the roof before firing at around 10:14 am on Monday morning. increase. It attracted locals and families.
President Joe Biden blamed the shooting and said he had shown "more to do" to tackle USgun violence.