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Highland Park holds moment of silence one week after July 4th parade shooting

Highland Park pays respects to mass shooting victims with moment of silence
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CHICAGO (CBS)-- At 10:14 a.m. Monday, church bells rang out seven times in Highland Park, as dozens of people stood outside for a two-minute moment of silence, to pay their respects to the victims of last week's mass shooting at the July 4th parade.

The moment of silence was held at the exact time the shooting started last Monday, and the church bells tolled once for each of the seven people who died:

Katherine Goldstein of Highland Park
Irina McCarthy of Highland Park
Kevin McCarthy of Highland Park
Jacquelyn Sundheim of Highland Park
Stephen Straus of Highland Park
Nicolas Toledo-Zaragoza of Morelos, Mexico
Eduardo Uvaldo of Waukegan

It was one of several events planned this week to help the community heal.

Also on Monday, a Barrington-based animal therapy group called Mane in Heaven is doing its part to help move that process along. They're bringing miniature horses to Highland Park.

Guests will be able to pet and connect with them. Their goal is to bring smiles, and a sense of peace to the community.

You can visit the mini horses at the Highland Park Library on Monday and Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Community-led counseling also resumes Monday through Friday at the family assistance center set up at Highland Park High School, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day.

Monday morning, several people stopped by to visit some of the memorials in downtown Highland Park, including Kim Perlmutter, who said she was at the parade last week with her seven grandchildren when the shooting started.

She said it still feels like an out-of-body experience.

"There are just no words to express how I feel. I don't know how we can even move forward. I know within time we will, like everything. It's just such a sad, sad story. This is Highland Park. I mean it's just, it could be anywhere, and we've seen it happen everywhere. There has to be a change," she said.

On Wednesday, at 7 p.m., the City of Highland Park is hosting a vigil at city hall to honor the victims of the shooting.

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