Be dead after bloody deed – massacre at American parade: parents of boy (2)

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According to a media report, a two-year-old boy named Aiden was orphaned after the deadly shooting at a National Day parade in the United States. The 37-year-old father and the child’s two-year-old mother were among the seven killed in Monday’s act in Highland Park, CBS reported Tuesday. The 21-year-old suspected gunman has already been charged with seven murders, but these are just the first of many other charges, the prosecutor said.

The names of the parents were also on the death list read by coroner Jennifer Banek. So they came from Highland Park. According to CBS, Aiden was separated from his parents in the chaos after the shooting. A couple discovered the boy in the care of a strange woman who was clearly in shock. The couple then took the child and took it to the fire brigade. Aiden was later handed over to his grandparents by the police.

$750,000 raised in fundraiser
Donations for Aiden were asked on the internet. A Gofundme page raised more than $750,000 (about $730,000) Tuesday night (local time) — significantly more than its $500,000 goal. More than 13,200 people had donated at the time. “At the age of two, Aiden was placed in the unimaginable situation of growing up without his parents,” the statement said. Now the boy has a long and difficult road ahead of him “to find stability and finally master life as an orphan”.

Dozens more charges against suspects expected
The suspect who allegedly caused the bloody act has now been charged with seven murders. “These are just the first of many charges,” Lake County District Attorney Eric Rinehart said Tuesday evening (local time) in the small town of Highland Park. He expects the 21-year-old suspect to be held accountable on dozens of other points.

Prosecutors call for a nationwide ban on assault rifles
If convicted, however, the charges of first degree murder alone would result in life imprisonment with no chance of parole. Rinehart announced that the prosecutor’s office will request the court for pre-trial detention this Wednesday – without the possibility of bail pending a verdict. The prosecutor stressed that more needs to be done to ensure the safety of people. He called for a nationwide ban on assault rifles used in numerous massacres across the United States, including the recent Highland Park crime. US President Joe Biden recently failed to make the same request due to resistance in Congress.

A gunman opened fire in Highland Park on Monday, US Independence Day. The alleged perpetrator was caught hours later. As police announced Tuesday, he had fired a “powerful rifle” from the roof of a commercial building indiscriminately into the crowd, firing about 70 rounds. More than 30 people were injured. The death toll rose to seven on Tuesday after another victim died of his injuries.

Source: Krone

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