The daughter of a victim of a shooting at Highland Parkis horrified that her mother was killed in front of her in a new interview. I remembered the moment. She escapes from the shootout.
Kathy Goldstein, 22, is watching a July 4 parade in a small suburb of Chicago with her mother, Catherine Goldstein, 64, when the turmoil broke out. She said.
"I was standing there with my mom, and I heard firecrackers firing at the street opposite me, then I looked up. I saw a gunman shooting down the children, "Cathy told her in an interview on TuesdayNBC Nightly News" And I told her, it was a shooter. And she said she had to run. "
When Catherine hit the bullet, they were running side by side. She was shot in her chest and fell to the ground, Kathy said.
"I knew she was dead," Kathy told NBC. "I told her I love her, but I couldn't stop because he was still shooting everyone next to me."
The daughter's survival instinct began and she knew what she had to do. Suspect Robert "Bobby" Klimo has fired more than 70 rounds at the participants in the fleeing parade, leaving her mom behind.
"I kept running and hid behind the trash can," Kathy said.
Catherine was one of thepeople killed in the shootings. Dozens more were injured. Since then, Kurimo has been charged with seven murders and faces the possibility of life imprisonmentif convicted.
Catherine is Catherine's mother's He said he was mourning his death. She recently died and decided to participate in the Independence Day parade as an outlet.
The day before the shoot, her mother and her daughter visited the botanical garden together, had a snack at Dairy Queen and made a movie.
"She was just a good mom, and I spent 22 years with her, and I was able to spend 22 years with the best mom in the world," Kathy said. Said with tears.