More than $2 million has been raised for 2-year-old who lost parents in Highland Park shooting

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In the 24 hours since a family member started a GoFundMe campaign to support 2-year-old Aiden McCarthy after his parents were killed in the Highland Park, Illinois, parade shooting, more than $2 million has been raised in donations from tens of thousands of people.

Irina, 35, and Kevin McCarthy, 37, are among the at least seven people who died in the July Fourth parade massacre on Monday.

Their 2-year-old son, Aiden, is now left without his parents and will be cared for by other family members, according to Irina Colon, a relative of Irina McCarthy’s.

The verified GoFundMe campaign was started by Colon on Tuesday afternoon and by that evening had raised well over $1 million. As of Wednesday afternoon, the campaign has raised more than $2.4 million of its $500,000 goal.

More than 44,000 people have donated to the campaign, with donations ranging from $5 to $18,000.

Colon did not immediately respond to a CNN request for comment on the surge of donations Wednesday.

On Tuesday, Colon told US NEWS PRESS  that Aiden was found alive underneath his father after the deadly shooting at the parade and is doing OK.

“On behalf of his family, and with their permission, I am establishing this fundraiser to support him and the caregivers who will be tasked with raising, caring for, and supporting Aiden as he and his support system embark on this unexpected journey.” Colon wrote in part on the GoFundMe page.

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