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First victim of parade shooting at Highland Park identified as Nicholas Toledo

One of the sixkilled in a Monday shooting at a parade on the outskirts of Chicago was his 78-year-old grandfather. His son told The Post. .. 

Police and victim's son. 

"Someone shoots him this morning," Toledo's son, Alejo Toledo, told the post on the phone. 

"He's there to see everything. Stupid people." 

Alejo is the year his dad, an indigenous Mexican. He said he attended the parade with about 15-20 other relatives, including the older man's son, niece and nephew. Many other members of the family were injured, but only his father was fatally injured, Alejo said.

"He's a great father. He worked hard here in America long ago, and he retired," said Alejo, who didn't attend the parade. 

"He's beautiful, we went fishing three weeks ago." 

Terrified parade-goers fled Highland Park's Fourth of July parade after shots were fired, leaving behind their belongings as they sought safety, Monday, July 4, 2022, in Highland Park, Ill.
Lynn Sweet / Chicago Sun-Times (via AP)

Early Monday, according to shooter police, a ladder parade between the ages of 18 and 20 He climbed the roof overlooking and fired with a "powerful rifle." 

After being taken to the hospital, five adults died on the scene and another was injured and died, said Coroner Jennifer Parker of Lake County. 

Police said at least one child was taken to the hospital in critical condition and many others suffered gunshot wounds in their abdomen and limbs.

The shooter has not yet been arrested and the names and ages of the other dead have not been disclosed.