Second Highland Park parade victim identified as Jacki Sundheim

Another victim of the senseless shooting at the Highland Park parade has been identified as a devoted member of a local Jewish congregation who mourned his loss on Monday night.

Victim Jacki Sundheim is remembered for her kindness and tireless dedication to North Shore Congregation Israel, the synagogue said on its website. Sundheim was one of six people killed after a gunman opened fire from a rooftop during a July 4 parade in suburban Chicago, police said.

Sundheim was a “lifetime” devotee and “cherished” staffer for decades with the congregation, according to the statement.

“Jacki’s hard work, kindness and warmth have touched us all, from her early days teaching at Gates of Learning Preschool to guiding countless of us through the joys and sadness of life as coordinator of events and B’nei Mitzvahs – all with tireless dedication,” the congregation said.

“There are not enough words to express the depth of our grief for Jacki’s death and our sympathy for her family and loved ones,” the Reform Judaism congregation continued. “We know you join us in deepest prayer that Jacki’s soul will be bound under the shelter of God’s wings and that her family will somehow find comfort and consolation in the in the midst of this boundless sorrow.”

Law enforcement officers conduct a search after a mass shooting during the 4th of July Parade in Highland Park.

The synagogue said she leaves behind husband Bruce and daughter Leah, according to The Times of Israel. The congregation is located in Glencoe, a neighboring village of Highland Park.

The other victim of the shooting identified so far was Mexican Nicholas Toledo, who was a grandfather and father of eight children, his family said.

Nicholas Toledo was the first victim identified at Highland Park.
Nicholas Toledo was the first victim identified at Highland Park.

While six people were fatally shot, more than two dozen were injured in the shooting.

Authorities arrested 22-year-old Robert “Bobby” Crimo as a person of interest in the mass shooting Monday night. Police told a press conference after the arrest that they believed he was responsible for the sickening violence.

With post wires

New York Post

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