A gunman opened fire at an Independence Day parade in Chicago’s Highland Park on Monday, killing six people. At least 24 people were injured in the incident.
US police have arrested a suspect in connection with the incident. Police said they chased down 22-year-old Robert E. Grimo III. The police have also seized a gun from him.
US President Joe Biden issued a statement condoling the incident. Joe Biden said he was “shocked” by the attack. He said he will continue the fight against the gun culture in America.
Jill and I are shocked by the senseless gun violence that has yet again brought grief to an American community this Independence Day. As always, we are grateful for the first responders and law enforcement on the scene.
I will not give up fighting the epidemic of gun violence.
— President Biden (@POTUS) July 4, 2022
Police said shots were fired at the march from the roof of a high-rise building. The attack was carried out within 10 minutes of the start of the parade.
At the end of last May, more than 20 people, including 10 children and a teacher, were killed in a shooting at an elementary school in Texas, USA. There have been 5 mass shootings in the US in May alone.
Subsequently, a significant bill passed the Senate last week to impose additional restrictions on the use of firearms.
The bill restricts gun ownership by minors. It encourages states to prevent people who are considered threats from owning guns.