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Statement by Secretary Mayorkas on Shooting in Highland Park, Illinois

Release Date: July 5, 2022

WASHINGTON – Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas released the following statement regarding the mass shooting in Highland Park, Illinois:

“Yesterday’s celebration of our nation was punctured by tragedy, with yet another mass shooting. In Highland Park, Illinois, families gathered for a patriotic Fourth of July parade fell victim to gunfire and profound loss. We commend the exceptional work of law enforcement to respond to this violence. The security of our homeland requires more; it requires all of us, together, to address the epidemic of targeted gun violence, including the development and implementation of new community-based models of prevention and intervention. The Department of Homeland Security will redouble its work in this critical area and help lead the effort to prevent violence in communities across our country.”

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Last Updated: 07/05/2022
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