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July 4th Illinois shooting: Community members hold

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Illinois residents, still reeling from the July 4th mass shooting in Highland Park, came together Tuesday evening to honor those who were killed.

A candlelight vigil was held for the victims of Monday’s attack, near the scene where the shooting took place. Seven people were killed in the shooting and dozens were injured.

People add strips of cloth with names and phrases memorializing the victims at a vigil near the scene of a mass shooting yesterday at a Fourth of July parade, on July 5, 2022 in Highland Park, Illinois.
(Jim Vondruska/Getty Images)

The victims ranged in age from 8 to 85 years old.

Six victims have been identified by the Lake County Coroner’s Office as:

Katherine Goldstein, 64, of Highland Park

Irina McCarthy, 35, of Highland Park

Kevin McCarthy, 37, of Highland Park

Jacquelyn Sundheim, 63, of Highland Park

Stephen Straus, 88, of Highland Park

Nicolas Toledo-Zaragoza, 78, of Morelos, Mexico

People add strips of cloth with names and phrases memorializing the victims at a vigil near the scene of a mass shooting yesterday at a Fourth of July parade, on July 5, 2022 in Highland Park, Illinois.
(Jim Vondruska/Getty Images)

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Throughout the night, community members gathered to pay their respects, many contributing to a display that featured each victim’s name.

A candelight vigil is held near the scene of a mass shooting yesterday at a Fourth of July parade, on July 5, 2022 in Highland Park, Illinois.
(Jim Vondruska/Getty Images)

The display had several black cords, where mourners would tie strips of cloth with a name or phrases memorializing those who were affected.

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Many were visibly emotional while others were seen hugging.

People light candles during a vigil near the scene of a mass shooting yesterday at a Fourth of July parade, on July 5, 2022 in Highland Park, Illinois. (Photo by Jim Vondruska/Getty Images)

A seventh victim has not yet been identified.

Illinois police arrested the 21-year-old suspect, who was believed to have acted alone in carrying out an attack he had planned for weeks. 

People gather for a candelight vigil near the scene of a mass shooting yesterday at a Fourth of July parade, on July 5, 2022 in Highland Park, Illinois. (Photo by Jim Vondruska/Getty Images)

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He was subsequently charged with seven counts of first-degree murder – one for each victim.

Additional charges are expected.

Editorial note: The suspect’s name was intentionally left out of this report.



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