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8-year-old boy critical after he was shot in Highland Park parade


CHICAGO — The University of Chicago Medical Center identified the 8-year-old boy lifelined after he was shot in the Highland Park parade.

Cooper Roberts, remains in critical condition and had his spinal cord severed as a result of the shooting, medical staff and his GoFundMe said.

He was shot along with his mother, Zion Elementary School District 6 Superintendent Dr. Keely Roberts, and his twin brother Luke.

Dr. Roberts was seriously injured but will recover, according to the hospital. Luke was shot and has since been released from the hospital.

The family is among dozens wounded after a 21-year-old man fired from a rooftop into the parade, killing seven.

A GoFundMe for the family has raised over $180,000 at this time.

Anthony Loizzi, family spokesperson, will provide a media briefing to share information about the family’s medical status at 2:30 p.m. in the player above.


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