‘I’m OK, I’m OK’: Highland Park parade shooting victim says it’s a miracle she survived

‘I’m OK, I’m OK’: Highland Park parade shooting victim says it’s a miracle she survived

HIGHLAND PARK, Ailing. — Lorena Rebollar Sedano has attended the Highland Park, Illinois, Fourth of July parade for 28 years, however this yr’s festivities turned to terror when Sedano and her household had been caught within the crossfire after a gunman opened hearth throughout Monday’s celebration.

Sedano instructed ABC Information that she and her household instantly rushed to a close-by retailer for security. When she bought inside and picked up herself, Sedano quickly realized that she was hit.

“A girl instructed me ‘Are you OK?’ I instructed her, ‘Sure.’ She goes ‘However you are harm, you are bleeding,'” Sedano instructed ABC Information. “That is after I checked out my foot and my shoe was stuffed with blood.”

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Sedano was on the parade along with her nieces and their three youngsters, ages 1, 3 and 9 years outdated. Sedano known as her daughter, who was en path to the parade, and instructed her to not come as soon as the capturing started.

“I saved saying, ‘I am OK, I am OK,'” she mentioned.

4 different members of the family who had been with Sedano had been additionally harm, she mentioned. Whereas she waited for first responders to reach, Sedano mentioned different individuals who had been hiding out within the retailer helped her.

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She was hospitalized, handled for her wounds and launched. However Sedano’s restoration is just simply starting.

Sedano mentioned medical doctors instructed her bullet fragments are nonetheless lodged on the aspect of her ankle and would go away finally.

Sedano mentioned it was a miracle that she and her household survived the capturing. She mentioned her household was proper subsequent to Nicholas Toledo, one of many seven victims killed within the capturing, who they knew.

Sedano won’t return to the parade and sure will not attend massive occasions for a really very long time.

“We had been just like the goal for the gunshots,” she mentioned.

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