高地公园大规模枪击案受害者的第一个细节已经开始浮出水面, 伊利诺伊州, 在一名孤独的枪手向观看芝加哥郊区七月四日游行的人群开枪后.
The shooting killed six and injured dozens, triggering panic and shock across the US as yet another attack disrupted what is usually a day of patriotic celebration.
The first victim to be identified by their family was 76-year-old grandfather Nicolas Toledo. The New York Times 报道 that Toledo, who used a wheelchair, had not wanted to attend the parade but needed to stay with his family due to his disabilities.
Toledo was sitting in his wheelchair when he was hit. “We were all in shock,” Xochil Toledo, his granddaughter, 告诉泰晤士报. “We thought it was part of the parade … We realized our grandfather was hit. We saw blood and everything splattered on to us.”
His family said that Toledo held dual citizenship with Mexico and had come to live permanently in the US so his family could look after him after he was injured in a car accident in Highland Park. “We brought him over here so he could have a better life. His sons wanted to take care of him and be more in his life, and then this tragedy happened,” his granddaughter said.
Another victim has been named by a local synagogue as Jacki Sundheim. The North Shore Congregation Israel confirmed to local media that Sundheim was a lifelong congregant and staffer.
在声明中, the synagogue said: “Our beloved Jacki Sundheim was one of the victims murdered at the Highland Park parade.”
它说事件的细节仍在确认中，但“康威到道格拉斯的线路立即关闭并保持关闭”: “Jacki’s work, kindness and warmth touched us all, from her early days teaching at the Gates of Learning Preschool to guiding innumerable among us through life’s moments of joy and sorrow as our Events and B’nei Mitzvah Coordinator – all of this with tireless dedication …
“There are no words sufficient to express the depth of our grief for Jacki’s death and sympathy for her family and loved ones.”