A young woman who survived the July 4 Chicago gun massacre that killed six has shared distressing images of the facial injuries she suffered.
This victim, known only by the Twitter handle Lili, began posting photos around noon on July 4, just hours after the shooting began.
The first photo shows blood pouring down her face, neck and on to her chest. She wrote in the caption: ‘I cant f**king believe i was in the middle of a mass shooting.
‘I’ve felt safe at this parade for 18 years and today I got hit with a bullet and nothing will change in America this is ridiculous.’
In a subsequent video, Lili showed a close-up of a deep laceration high on her cheek, just inches from her brain. She confirmed that the laceration was after being grazed by a bullet.
The suspect in the shooting deaths of six people and the injuring of more than two dozen has been named as local man 22-year-old Robert ‘Bobby’ Crimo III also known as Awake the Rapper.
Lili wrote in the caption of this pic: ‘I’ve felt safe at this parade for 18 years and today I got hit with a bullet and nothing will change in America this is ridiculous’
This victim, known only by the Twitter handle Lili, began posting photos around noon on July 4, just hours after the shooting began
Lili also took time to highlight vicious trolls who accused her of being a ‘crisis actor,’ someone who pretends to have been injured in an incident as a means to generate political sympathy
In one tweet, Lili wrote: ‘I want to thank everyone whos interacting with and sharing my post , I didnt post for attention to myself, I wanted to share the reality of what is happening to so many people’
Lili posted another photo showing her giving a statement to local police
Afterward, she then posted a photo of the gunman writing: ‘This is the c**t who killed and injured innocent people.’
Lili posted photos of the stitches covering her wound saying: ‘My aftermath of the Highland Park shooting. I’m still in shock. I am so sorry for everyone who lost loved ones today.’
Another photo shows blood drenched on to Lili’s jeans and sneakers. In a reply to one well-wisher, Lili says that she already has a session booked with a trauma therapist for July 5.
In a later photo, Lili gives a statement to a police officer.
By the time that Lili’s boyfriend got to the hospital to comfort her, the hospital was on lockdown. Later, Lily said that she was reunited with him and that: ‘He brought me flowers and stuffed animals and his comfort blanket and let me cry to him and made me feel so safe.’
Lili also took time to highlight vicious trolls who accused her of being a ‘crisis actor,’ someone who pretends to have been injured in an incident as a means to generate political sympathy.
In her last tweet, Lili wrote: ‘I want to thank everyone whos interacting with and sharing my post , I didnt post for attention to myself, I wanted to share the reality of what is happening to so many people, and help people realize that things NEED to change. Thank you guys for your well wishes and support.’
DailyMail.com has reached out to Lili for further comment.
Six people are dead including five adults who were killed at the parade. The sixth victim died in the hospital. At least 30 people were injured in the shooting.
Nicholas Toledo, a grandfather, was among those killed. His family confirmed his death to CBS. Police say five adults were killed at the scene of the parade. A sixth victim died in hospital. They have not yet been identified
Jacki Sundheim, a longtime staffer at North Shore Congregation Israel, was shot and killed when a gunman opened fire at the Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, Illinois on Monday
Nicholas Toledo, a grandfather, was among those killed. His family confirmed his death to CBS.
The second victim was later named as Jacki Sundheim, a longtime staffer at North Shore Congregation Israel, was shot and killed when a gunman opened fire at the event, unleashing a hail of bullets on the crowd, the synagogue announced in an email to congregants Monday night.
‘Jacki was a lifelong congregant of NSCI and a cherished member of NSCI’s staff team for decades,’ the synagogue wrote in an email that announced her murder ‘Jacki’s work, kindness and warmth touched us all.’
Sundheim, was the Reform synagogue’s events and b’nei mitzvah coordinator, according to its website. She is survived by her husband Bruce and daughter Leah, the Times of Israel reported.
‘There are no words sufficient to express the depth of our grief for Jacki’s death,’ the synagogue added.
‘When it started happening, I thought it was the Navy saluting the flag,’ Highland Park father Sandoval told the New York Times. ‘Then I grabbed my kid and we ran and tried to break a store window to get away from it.’
The desperate father also tried to break down a door, but did not succeed and had to keep running.
‘I was punching the door but couldn’t punch through it,’ he said.
‘I think the shooter stopped and reloaded, and that’s when I ran around the corner and put my son and little brother in a dumpster, and his dog. I asked someone to watch him because I had to go back for the rest of my family. Then when I ran back to look for them is when I saw people shot on the ground.’
Sandoval broke down in tears as he recalled seeing a police officer carrying away a little boy.
Nineteen-year-old real estate student Rainan Eli, 19, saw the shooting unfold from the window of his apartment on Central Avenue and Second Street.
‘I was just sitting studying for some class I’m taking and watching the parade. I saw lots of people running and at first, everybody assumed it was fireworks being the Fourth,’ he told DailyMail.com.
Eli pulled out his cellphone and recorded heart-wrenching video of people running and seeking shelter as shots being fired could be heard in the background.
He said that two other residents of his apartment building came downstairs with him and gave the 15 to 20 people in the vestibule drinks.
Among those who were participating in the parade was a Hasidic Jewish band. One jarring video showed them slowly making their way down the parade route on a float while those ahead of them – suddenly aware of the danger – ran in the opposite direction.