Highland Park Shooting Victims: Toddler’s Parents, Synagogue Staffer

Seven people were killed and dozens wounded when a wannabe white rapper opened fire from a rooftop on a Fourth of July parade in the affluent Chicago suburb of Highland Park. In all, the victims ranged in age from 8 to 85. Here’s what we know so far about the slain victims:

Jacki Sundheim

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Sundheim, 63, was the events coordinator at North Shore Congregation Israel, a synagogue where’s she’d been a lifelong member, her nephew Luke Sundheim told NBC News. She was also a former pre-school teacher.

Nicolas Toledo-Zaragoza

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Toledo-Zaragoza, 76, had recently moved from Mexico to be with family in Highland Park. One of his granddaughters, Xochil Toledo, told the New York Times that he hadn’t wanted to go to watch the parade, but his disabilities meant he had to be in the company of someone at all times.

Irina McCarthy and Kevin McCarthy

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Irina McCarthy, 35, and Kevin McCarthy, 37, were the parents of 2-year-old Aiden McCarthy, who was rescued from beneath his father’s fatally wounded body by a couple passing by, according to the New York Times. The boy has since been reunited with his grandparents.

Katherine Goldstein

Katherine Goldstein, right, and her daughter/handout

Goldstein, 64, was an avid bird-watcher, her husband, hospital physician Craig Goldstein told the Times. She took her eldest daughter to the parade to reunited with high school friends.

Stephen Strauss

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Strauss, 88, was a financial advisor who still took the train every day to work in downtown Chicago and regularly biked and walked in Highland Park, family members told The New York Post.

Eduardo Uvaldo

Eduardo Uvaldo/handout

Uvaldo, 69, died Wednesday morning at Evanston Hospital, the Chicago Tribune said. His wife and grandson were among the wounded. His wife, four daughters, and 16 grandchildren surrounded him when he took his last breath. Uvaldo was originally from Nuevo Leon, Mexico, and his family had been attending the Highland Park parade for years.


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[Featured image: Top, L-R: Nicolas Toledo-Zaragoza, Jacki Sundheim, Katherine Goldstein. Bottom: Irina and Kevin McCarthy, Stephen Strauss]