Cassie Goldstein, daughter of Highland Park victim Katherine Goldstein, recounts horrifying moment

Cassie Goldstein, daughter of Highland Park victim Katherine Goldstein, recounts horrifying moment

The daughter of a Highland Park mass capturing sufferer recalled in a brand new interview the horrific second her mom was killed proper in entrance her as the 2 had been operating from the gunfire.

Cassie Goldstein, 22, mentioned she was watching the Fourth of July parade along with her mother Katherine Goldstein, 64, within the small Chicago suburb when the chaos erupted.

“I used to be standing there with my mother, and I heard what I assumed had been firecrackers firing into the road throughout from me. After which I seemed up and I noticed the shooter capturing down on the children,” Cassie advised NBC Nightly Information‘ Lester Holt in an interview Tuesday. “And I advised her that it was a shooter and that she needed to run.”

They had been operating collectively aspect by aspect when Katherine was hit by a bullet. She was shot within the chest and fell to the bottom, Cassie mentioned.

“I knew she was useless,” Cassie mentioned on NBC. “I simply advised her that I beloved her, however I couldn’t cease, as a result of he was nonetheless capturing everybody subsequent to me.”

Katherine Goldstein was one of many seven victims that misplaced her life in the course of the Highland Park mass capturing.Anadolu Company by way of Getty Pictures

The daughter’s survival instincts kicked in and she or he knew she needed to depart her mother behind because the suspected gunman Robert “Bobby” Crimo fired greater than 70 rounds on the fleeing parade attendees.

“I simply stored operating, and I hid behind a trash can,” Cassie mentioned.

Katherine was one among seven folks killed within the mass capturing. Dozens extra had been injured. Crimo has since been charged with seven homicide counts and is dealing with the prospect of life in jail if convicted.

Coronary heart-shaped submit honoring the seven victims who tragically misplaced their lives in the course of the Highland Park mass capturing. Anadolu Company by way of Getty Pictures

Cassie mentioned Katherine was mourning the lack of her personal mom who lately died and determined to attend the Independence Day parade as an outlet.

The day earlier than the capturing, the mom and daughter had spent the day collectively visiting botanic gardens, consuming a deal with at Dairy Queen and catching a film.

“She was only a good mother. And I obtained 22 years along with her. And I obtained to have 22 years with the most effective mother on the planet,” Cassie mentioned via tears.

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