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Police say a suspect began shooting shortly after 10 a.m. Monday, stopping the parade just 10 minutes after it started. Law enforcement said they believe the suspect was firing on the crowd gathered to watch the parade from atop a tall building.
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Highland Park Hospital doctors said they received about 26 victims in the immediate wake of the shooting, 10 of which came in by ambulance. The shooting victims ranged in age from 8 to 85 years old and said at least four or five of the victims were children.
Doctors said 25 of the 26 patients came in with gunshot wound injuries. Some of them were minor, others more severe, and several victims were in critical condition, doctors said.
Doctors said of those patients, 19 have been treated and discharged. The remaining have either been admitted at Highland Park Hospital or transferred for treatment at other area hospitals. They said two children remain in their care at the hospital, while another pediatric patient was taken to Evanston Hospital and yet another was taken by helicopter to Comer Children’s Hospital in Chicago.
Officials have not yet identified victims who were killed in the shooting, but some family members have begun to do so.
Angel Toledo said his father, 79-year-old Nicolas Toledo, was killed in the shooting. He said his father and another family member were both shot when the gunman opened fire. The other family member, who Toledo said is a child, will be OK but his father Nicolas did not survive.
Doctors and law enforcement have not yet released further details about the identities of the other victims of the parade shooting.
Highland Park police identified Robert “Bobby” E. Crimo as a person of interest in the shooting. He is considered armed and dangerous. If you see him, call 911 and do not try to interact with him.
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