A shooting at Highland Park’s Fourth of July parade resulted in the deaths of six people and injuries to more than a dozen other people. This is the latest mass shooting in America.
Here is the information we obtained about two people killed during Monday’s shooting rampage at the Highland Park July 4th Parade in Illinois.
Jacki Sundheim, a faithful member of a Jewish synagogue, was recognized by North Shore Congregation Israel.
“It is with great sadness that I announce that Jacki (our beloved) was killed today at Highland Park Parade,” the synagogue stated.
Sundheim was described by the synagogue as a “lifelong member of NSCI” and a “cherished friend” of NSCI staff over many years.
“Jacki’s kindness and warmth touched all of us,” NSCI said. Jacki’s family members have our deepest sympathies.
“We are confident that you will join us in praying that Jacki’s spirit will be kept under God’s protection and that her family finds comfort and consolation amid their grief.”
Sundheim is survived by her husband, Bruce, and daughter, Leah, the Times of Israel reported.
Immediately following the shooting, NSCI President Jeff Echt released a statement saying the synagogue was “horrified by the sickening and senseless shooting.”
The statement said that “our hearts are broken” and that our thoughts were with the families of the victims who were injured or murdered senselessly.
“We feel pain from witnessing the senseless violence and loss of innocent human life once more. We are all affected by grief fear and pain.
The synagogue is located on Sheridan Road, Glencoe, Illinois. It’s adjacent to Highland Park.
Sundheim was second in the mass shooting that left at least 31 people injured and six other victims dead.
The family of Nicholas Toledo, a Mexican native in his 70s, identified him as a victim of the shooting.
Toledo stated earlier in the day that he was unable to attend the festival due to health concerns.
However, he changed his mind and decided to attend later that day. His granddaughter, Xochil Toledo, 23, told the Chicago Sun-Times that he was the reason the rest of the family survived.
“He was the one who saved all of our lives. It would have gone to me, my boyfriend, or my cousins,” she told the outlet.
Toledo was a proud father and grandfather who enjoyed fishing, the New York Post reported. He was at the festival with about a dozen of his family members.
Law enforcement officers arrested Robert “Bobby” E. Crimo III, 22, as a person of interest in the shooting. He was captured around 6:30 p.m. Monday by the North Chicago Police Department after officers spotted his Honda Fit with a license plate matching the suspect vehicle.
Crimo was taken to Highland Park Police Department. The investigation is being continued by the FBI and Lake County Major Crimes Unit.