HIGHLAND PARK — Mourners are preparing to gather for services to remember three of the seven people killed when a gunman opened fire on a July Fourth parade in Highland Park.
Friday’s scheduled events will be the first formal opportunity to grieve the deaths of two beloved grandfathers and a former synagogue preschool teacher who were shot Monday in the affluent northern Chicago suburb.
Services are scheduled for 63-year-old Jacquelyn Sundheim, 88-year-old Stephen Straus, and 78-year-old Nicolas Toledo-Zaragoza.
Robert E. Crimo III has been charged with seven counts of first-degree murder in the mass shooting.
Prosecutors say they also expect to charge him with attempted murder; More than 30 people were also wounded in the attack.