President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden released a statement on Monday in response to the deadly Fourth of July parade shooting that took place in Highland Park, Illinois
Six people were killed and over 24 people were injured when a shooter opened fire at the Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, Illinois.
The shooter has only been identified by law enforcement as a white male, between the ages of 18-20, who fired shots from a roof in the downtown area of the Illinois suburb which is about 25 miles north of Chicago.
“Jill and I are shocked by the senseless gun violence that has yet again brought grief to an American community on this Independence Day,” Biden said
“As always, we are grateful for the first responders and law enforcement on the scene.”
These shooting incidents happened in Mattapan, Dorchester and Roxbury..
Biden said he has spoken with Gov. J. B. Pritzker (D) and Mayor Nancy R. Rotering and offered “full support of the Federal government to their communities.”
President also surged Federal law enforcement to assist in the urgent search for the shooter, who remains at large at this time.
Biden urged the community to “follow guidelines from leadership” and said he would “pray for those who are in the hospital with grievous injuries.”
Biden also spoke on the new bipartisan gun legislation he introduced which aims to curb gun violence in America.
“I recently signed the first major bipartisan gun reform legislation in almost thirty years into law, which includes actions that will save lives,” Biden said.
“But there is much more work to do, and I’m not going to give up fighting the epidemic of gun violence.”