Police say a suspect began shooting shortly after 10 a.m. Monday, stopping the parade just 10 minutes after it began. Law enforcement officials said they believe the suspect fired into the crowd that had gathered to watch the parade from the top of a tall building.
Highland Park police identified him as 22-year-old Robert E. Crimo. She is said to have longer black hair and a small body. Police said he is wearing a white or blue T-shirt. The suspect is still at large and the shooting is still considered active.
Here’s what we know about the victims so far.
Nicolas Toledo, 79
Josefine Toledo, his daughter, confirmed her father’s death. Toledo is the first confirmed shooting death. Toledo is said to be a citizen of Mexico.
A Mexican Foreign Ministry official said: “Unfortunately, we have confirmed that a person of Mexican nationality was shot and killed in Highland Park, IL. Our sincere condolences to all those who lost their lives in this attack. There are also two Mexicans injured.”
Doctors at Highland Park Hospital said they received about 26 victims immediately after the shooting, 10 of whom came by ambulance. The shooting victims ranged in age from 8 to 85, and they said at least four or five of the victims were children.
Doctors said 25 of the 26 patients came in with gunshot wounds. Some of them were minors, others more serious and several victims were in critical condition, doctors said.
Doctors said of these patients, 19 have been treated and discharged. The rest have either been admitted to Highland Park Hospital or transferred to other area hospitals for treatment. They said two children remain in their care at the hospital, while another pediatric patient was taken to Evanston Hospital and another was airlifted to Comer Children’s Hospital in Chicago.
Officials have yet to identify the victims killed in the shooting, but some family members have begun to do so.
Angel Toledo said his father Nicolas Toledo is one of the people killed in the shooting. He said his father and another family member were shot when the gunman opened fire. The other family member, who Toledo said is a child, will be fine, but his father Nicholas did not survive.
Doctors and law enforcement have not yet released further details about the identities of the other victims of the parade shooting.
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Highland Park parade shooting: Victims range in age from 8 to 85 years old, doctors say; some identified by family Source link Highland Park parade shooting: Victims range in age from 8 to 85 years old, doctors say; some identified by family