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The parents of an infant who found themselves wandering alone in the aftermath of a highland park shooting at the July 4 parade were both killed during a local massacre. media I am reporting.
The photo of 2-year-old Aiden McCarthy became viral in the aftermath of the attack before he reunited with his grandparents. However, it is now clear that both parents of the child are dead.
Kevin McCarthy, 37, and Irina McCarthy, 35, were both nominated as victims of gunners who attacked a luxury parade on the outskirts of Chicago, injuring dozens and killing seven. ..
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Local TV station CBS Chicago reported The GoFundMe page was set up to raise money for the child Aiden McCarthy. This child is collected by grandparents.
“At the age of two, Aiden was put in an unthinkable place to grow up without his parents,” Page said.
CBS Chicago reported that the infant was temporarily taken care of by others after being found alone after a deadly shooting. A couple, Dana and Greg Ring, who helped care for the child, explained that they found him in the arms of a stranger who seemed shocked.
“She was physically shivering, her whole body,” Dunaling said in an interview with CBS. “It told us … she shouldn’t have to hold or deal with small things at the same time.”
“We took a little boy [and] I held him in my arm, “Ring added. Then he said he went looking for the boy’s parents. The child was later reunited with his grandparents at the hospital by law enforcement.
McCarthys’ GoFundMe fundraiser has raised over $ 450,000 by Tuesday night. The child is reportedly safe and unharmed. “Aiden will be taken care of by his beloved family and he will have a long way to heal, find stability, and ultimately navigate his life as an orphan,” said the fundraiser page. ..