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Lake County Coroner ID’s Highland Park mass shooting victims

Brooke and Matt Strauss, who were married Sunday, pause after leaving their wedding bouquets in downtown Highland Park, Ill., a Chicago suburb, near the scene of Monday's mass shooting, Tuesday, July 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

HIGHLAND PARK – As of Wednesday, we know the names of the seven people who died after a mass shooting at Highland Park’s Independence Day Parade.

Their names are:

  • Katherine Goldstein, 64
  • Irina McCarthy, 35
  • Kevin McCarthy, 37
  • Jacquelyn Sundheim, 63
  • Stephen Straus, 88
  • Nicolas Toledo-Zaragoza, 78
  • Eduardo Uvaldo, 69

According to CBS Chicago, Uvaldo of Waukegan, was shot during the rampage. He was pronounced dead early Tuesday at a hospital in Evanston.

The family of Toledo-Zaragoza says he spent most of his life in Morelos, Mexico, and had come to Illinois to visit his family about two months ago.

On its website, North Shore Congregation Israel said Sundheim was a lifelong member and teacher at the synagogue. 

“There are no words sufficient to express the depth of our grief for Jacki’s death and sympathy for her family and loved ones. We know you join us in the deepest prayer that Jacki’s soul will be bound up in the shelter of God’s wings and her family will somehow find comfort and consolation amidst this boundless grief,” says the website statement.

The parents of a 2-year-old boy who got lost during the July 4 parade shooting in suburban Chicago are among the seven people who were killed, authorities said as friends and family mourned their lost loved ones. Officials say 37-year-old Kevin McCarthy and 35-year-old Irina McCarthy, 35 were fatally shot while watching the parade in Highland Park, a Chicago suburb. Their son, Aiden, became separated from them in the chaos. 

More than 30 people were wounded. Christopher Covelli is a spokesman for the Lake County Major Crime Task Force. He said the shooter spent several weeks planning the assault.

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Reginald Hardwick

Reginald Hardwick

Reginald Hardwick is the News & Public Affairs Director for the Illinois Newsroom. He started at WILL in October of 2019 after serving as News Director for WKAR in East Lansing, Michigan. Previously, he was a news producer and manager at the NBC station in Dallas, where he won 7 Emmy awards. Born in Vietnam, Reginald is a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado. Email: rh14@illinois.edu Twitter: @RNewsWILL

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