Aiden, who was 2 years old, was found wandering alone after the mass shooting at a Fourth of July parade in a Chicago suburb. Officials have said that Aiden’s parents were killed in the shooting.
Police say that Aiden’s parents, Irina McCarthy and Kevin McCarthy, died in the attack.
During the chaos, the child got separated from his parents and was taken to safety by some people at the parade. Officials say that the police then gave him to his grandparents.
Before the child was found by his family, the picture of him wandering around the shooting site went viral and was shared on social media. Please check our website, stoptechy, for the most recent updates.
Reports say the child looked shocked and told his grandparents that his mom and dad would be there soon. Parents Killed US Shooting Site, 2-Year-Old Was Lost and Wandering Alone.
Community members have set up a fundraiser to raise money for the child.
“Aiden’s loving family will take care of him, but he still has a long way to go to heal. Find stability, and learn how to live as an orphan. He has many friends and extended family members who will love him and do whatever they can to ensure he has everything he needs as he grows, “said the page to raise money.
At least 35 people were hurt when shots were fired. Police say that there are now seven people who died because of the shooting. One of the people who was hurt died in the hospital.
Robert Crimo, who is 21 years old, was arrested on Monday, a few hours after the attack. Officials say that he has been charged with seven counts of first-degree murder.