The funeral of Irina McCarthy, victim of the mass shooting in Highland Park


CHICAGO (CBS)– A funeral will be held on Tuesday for a mother killed during the July 4 parade in Highland Park.

Irina McCarthy and her husband, Kevin, were shot last Monday right in front of their orphaned 2-year-old son, Aiden.

Now a funeral is scheduled for Irina on Tuesday. She will be buried in a private ward.

And as we mourn those lost, the survivors of the Highland Park mass shooting mourn both the victims and their forever shattered sense of security.

Three recent Highland Park High School graduates who were there shared how anxiety follows them everywhere now

Lia Gardner showed us a text message to his mom during filming, time stamped at 10:21 a.m., less than 10 minutes into filming, saying, “just in case I want to let you know I love you.”

“It sucks to have to send that text, and it sucks to be on the receiving end,” Gardner said.

“Now every time I leave my house, I make sure to give them a big hug and tell them I love them, because I’m like, that could have been me,” her classmate Sage added. Marseilles.

Meanwhile, a Gofundme for Aiden raised more than $3.2 million last week, and a law firm says a trust has been formally set up to ensure funds go directly to Aiden. 2 year old child.


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