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'Ripped away': Man describes day 88-year-old father gunned down in Highland Park parade shooting

June 29, 2023

HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (WLS) -- Jon Straus saw his dad at dinner on July 3, 2022. The next day, his father was shot in the street along the Fourth of July Parade in Highland Park.

Now, Jon Straus shares the memory of his father, Stephen, with ABC7 Chicago, and the fortitude it takes to move forward.

"Ripped away, absolutely, without warning ripped away, and that's the end," Straus said.

As soon as he heard the news of shots fired, Jon Straus tried calling his 88-year-old dad, Stephen.

Read more of Mark Rivera's reporting in ABC7. 

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