Nicolas Toledo

Nicolas Toledo (Family photo)

Nicolas Toledo, 78, was identified as one of the victims of the mass shooting in downtown Highland Park, Illinois, during a Fourth of July parade, an official of the Mexican state of Morelos confirmed to CNN.

Six of Toledo’s eight children live in the United States. One of them was injured in the shooting as well as two other members of the Toledo family, according to a statement from Mexican authorities.

Toledo loved to paint, go fishing and go on walks with his family in the park, his granddaughter Kimberly Rangel told CNN affiliate WBBM.

Xochil Toledo, another grandchild, started a GoFundMe page, where she describes Toledo as a “loving man” who was “creative, adventurous and funny.”

“My grandfather Nicolas Toledo father of 8 and grandfather to many left us this morning July 4th,” Xochil Toledo wrote. “What was suppose[d] to be a fun family day turned into a horrific nightmare for us all.”

“As a family we are broken, and numb,” she wrote, adding that her grandfather is now the family’s guardian angel and asked people to keep them in her prayers.

“I love you abuelito. Descansa en paz,” she wrote.

According to the official in Mexico, Toledo’s family wants to repatriate him to Mexico.

Quoted from Various Sources

Published for: Mr Blow Up