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Both parents of toddler killed in Highland Park mass shooting

HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (CBS) – Both parents of a 2-year-old child were killed in Monday’s mass shooting during a July 4th parade in Highland Park.

Kevin McCarthy, 37, and Irina McCarthy, 35, were among the seven people were killed during the mass shooting. Their son, Aiden, was separated from his parents during the chaos.

A woman who had the child said Highland Park police came to her home to take the child to the police station to be reunited with his family.

The child was not injured.

A GoFundMe page was created to raise money to support Aiden.

“At two years old, Aiden is left in the unthinkable position; to grow up without his parents,” the page description said.

The page said Aiden’s grandparents will care for him.

The page raised over $65,000 as of 3:40 p.m. on Tuesday.

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