July 4th Illinois shooting: Community members hold candlelight vigil for victims

Six of the seven victims of the Highland Park mass shooting have been identified

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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 the Fourth of July mass shooting on July 5, 2022, in Highland Park, Illinois.

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

The victims ranged in age from 8 to 88 years old.

Six of the deceased 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

Throughout the night, community members gathered to pay their respects on July 5, 2022, in Highland Park, Illinois.

Throughout the night, community members gathered to pay their respects 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 the mass shooting in Highland Park, Illinois, on July 5, 2022.

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

People light candles during a vigil for victims of the mass shooting in Highland Park on July 5, 2022. (Jim Vondruska/Getty Images)

The seventh deceased 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. 

Many of the people who gathered for a vigil for victims of the mass shooting in Highland Park were visibly emotional. (Jim Vondruska/Getty Images)

Many of the people who gathered for a vigil for victims of the mass shooting in Highland Park were visibly emotional. (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.