Flowers are left for victims of the 4th of July mass shooting in downtown Highland Park, Illinois on July 5, 2022. - The suspected gunman who opened fire on a July 4 parade in a wealthy Chicago suburb planned the attack for weeks and wore women's clothing to aid his escape, police said on July 5. Robert Crimo, 21, whose family lives in Highwood, just north of Highland Park, where the shooting occurred, was detained as a 'person of interest' July 4 after seven people were killed and more than 30 wounded during an Independence Day parade. (Photo by MAX HERMAN / AFP)

According to a media report, a two-year-old boy named Aiden was orphaned after the fatal shooting at a National Day parade in the United States. The 37-year-old father and the child’s mother, who is two years younger, were among the seven fatalities in Monday’s crime in Highland Park near Chicago, the CBS broadcaster reported on Tuesday.

The names of the parents were also on the list of fatalities, which was read out in a halting voice by coroner Jennifer Banek. So they came from Highland Park.

CBS said Aiden was separated from his parents in the chaos after the shooting. A couple discovered the boy in the care of a strange woman who was obviously in shock. The couple then took the child with them and brought it to the fire department. Aiden was later handed over to his grandparents by the police.

Donations for Aiden were called for on the Internet. A Gofundme page raised more than $750,000 (around €730,000) by Tuesday evening (local time) – significantly more than the target amount of $500,000. More than 13,200 people had donated at the time.