'Sick to my stomach': Rachel Brosnahan, Richard Marx slam Highland Park July 4 parade mass shooting

'Is America embarrassed yet or we just gonna keep doing this?' asked Malynda Hale about the 4th of July parade mass shooting that left 6 dead

'Sick to my stomach': Rachel Brosnahan, Richard Marx slam Highland Park July 4 parade mass shooting
Rachel Brosnahan and Richard Marx reacted to the 4th of July mass shooting (Photo: Michael Loccisano/Jim Vondruska/David Livingston/Getty Images)
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It was a tragic day for the people at Highland Park, Chicago, Illinois. Robert "Bobby" E Crimo III was identified as a person of interest and arrested by the police after he allegedly opened fire during the 4th of July parade, killing 6 people and injuring 38. Bobby who was driving a Honda Fit was described as 'wanted' by the FBI in North Chicago. After a short pursuit, Bobby peacefully surrendered to the authorities. The chase for the accused began when the officials thought they spotted a sniper at the scene, which led to a pursuit on foot. 

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Bobby's mass killing left five out of six victims lifeless at the scene itself, whereas one died in a hospital. Mayor Nancy Rotering commented on the 4th of July parade incident, "This is a terribly difficult day, and the bloodiest that we have experienced in Highland Park. We are fortunate to be supported by our law enforcement community and Federal, State, County, and local government officials." She continued, "Our community, like so many before us, is devastated. It’s impossible to imagine the pain of this kind of tragedy until you’re confronted with it." The incident comes after a series of mass shootings in the United States such as the one in Buffalo and Uvalde that left countless people dead. Gun violence - a mass shooting such as this  casts a much wider net of agony than what the public is typically exposed to."

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The Lake County Sheriff's department also tweeted, "We are assisting Highland Park Police with a shooting in the area of the Independence Day parade route. STAY OUT OF THE AREA - allow law enforcement and first responders to do their work." The incident was truly horrific and many videos captured the scene where civilians can be seen running for their lives as they hear multiple gunshots. One user captured the incident where one can hear dozens of bullets being fired as people run for their safety saying, "NEW: Terrifying footage shows people fleeing as gunshots ring out at the Highland Park Fourth of July parade TIROTEO #Chicago #EEUU #July4 Se ha producido un tiroteo en un desfile del Día de la Independencia en Illinois. Advertencia." Many celebrities have since reacted to this horrific incident.

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Celebrities react to the Fourth of July parade shooting

The 58-year-old 'Right Here Waiting' singer Richard Marx poured his heart out while tweeting about the carnage in his hometown and said, "I grew up in Highland Park. I’m actively reaching out to check on the welfare of people I still know there. My heart is always broken by these constant mass shootings no matter where they occur but today I’m extra heartbroken. And extra angry at the senselessness." Chicago Bears player Darrynton Evans talked about how unsafe the 4th of July holiday is now, "Prayers up for the the community of Highland Park.. just sad man. People can’t even enjoy a 4th of July Parade any more." 

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Actress Rachel Brosnahan, who was raised in the area, tweeted, "I grew up in Highland Park and this parade is a highlight of the year for so many families. I'm sick to my stomach every time news like this comes out, but I don't wish the pit in your stomach as you call your family and friends to make sure everyone is okay on anyone. No words." Actress and singer Malynda Hale, also the owner of JMV Entertainment Music Agency tweeted, "It shouldn’t be normal that upon hearing that there was a mass shooting in Highland Park on the 4th of July everyone’s response is” Yeah that sounds about right”….And yet here we are. Is America embarrassed yet or we just gonna keep doing this?"

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Black Crouch, a renowned author whose 'Wayward Pines Trilogy' was adapted into the 2015 show 'Wayward Pines' tweeted, "Another mass shooting, this one a little north of Chicago in highland park at a 4th of July parade. heartbroken. this is the country republican-fascists are building for us. happy fourth to the united guns of america. if you give a sh*t about america i hope you vote." Actress Bette Middler, known for 'Hocus Pocus 2,' 'The First Wives Club,' 'The Addams Family,' etc., tweeted, "Man, you can’t even go to a f*cking 4th of July parade without getting gunned down. What a pathetic excuse for a nation; that lets its people die who are just trying to live."

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