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Joe Byden "doesn't know" about visiting Highland Park after shooting the parade

President Biden will visit the injured suburbs of Chicago on Tuesday when shooterskill six peopleHe said he didn't know. More than 30 people participated in the parade on July 4th. Vice President Kamala Harris traveled to Windy City later that day for a pre-planned trip.

"I don't know," Bidentold reporterwhen he left the Medal of Honor event at the White House East Room when asked if the trip was offshore. rice field.

The White House later acknowledged the tragedy in Highland Park, Illinois, and announced that Biden had ordered the American flag to be raised on the half-mast of public facilities until Saturday sunset.

A few hours after Harris filming, she confirmed that she intended to speakat the National Education Association Teachers' Union Summit in downtown Chicago on Tuesday afternoon. It is unclear if she will make a short trip north to Highland Park to comfort her family and community.

On Monday night, police arrested Robert "Bobby" E. Climo III in connection with bloodshed.

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks prior to awarding Medals of Honor to U.S. Army veterans who fought in the Vietnam War, during a ceremony in the East Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., July 5, 2022.
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Law enforcement escorts a family and their dogs to safety in Highland Park, Illinois on July 4, 2022.
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Illinois state police officers arrive at Highland Park, Illinois during the fatal shooting.
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Multiple children’s bicycles and scooters were left behind at the scene of the shooting in Highland Park, Illinois.
Alleged Highland Park shooter Robert “Bobby” E. Crimo III reportedly had a history of posting violent content on his social media.
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President Joe Biden has ordered American flags to be flown half-staff in response to the Highland Park shooting.
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At the White House on Tuesday, Byden did not mention shooting while awarding the Medal of Honor to four Vietnam War veterans. On Monday afternoon, Presidentsurprised the audiencewith little mention of the tragedy in his July 4 speech on the White House lawn.

"I asked you what happened today" was the only case in which Biden directly referred to the shootings.

Two hours later, the president returned to the White House lawn before the Independence Day fireworks display and made a broader statement before leading the silent prayer of the victims.

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris comments on the deadly mass shooting in Highland Park, Illinois as she meets with the firefighters of Santa Monica Fire Station No. 2 for the Fourth of July in Los Angeles, California, U.S. July 4, 2022.
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Vice President Kamala Harris apparently commented on the Highland Park shooting while meeting with firefighters in Santa Monica, California.
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Authorities apprehended alleged Highland Park shooter Robert “Bobby” E. Crimo III.
Authorities allegedly shot at Highland Park Robert "Bobby" E. Arrested Climo III.
An American flag blanket was left behind along the parade route in Highland Park, Illinois.
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At least 30 people were injured during the shooting rampage in Highland Park, Illinois.
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A woman walks by a pool of blood at Port Clinton Square in Highland Park, Illinois.
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Biden previously visited the scenes of othergunfire incidents in Buffalo, TexasandUvarde withindays of each atrocities. .. He had previously planned to travel to Cleveland on Wednesday, but this week he had no plans to travel outside the Washington area.