MADRID, Jan. 5 (.) –
The White House has condemned this Thursday a new shooting, which it has called “tragic”, in the US town of Enoch, in the state of Utah, which has claimed the lives of at least eight people, including five minors. .
“Too many Americans have lost loved ones or have their lives changed forever by gun violence,” he said in a statement, adding that gun violence remains “the leading cause of death for children in the United States.”
Thus, he has remembered the tragedy of Sandy Hook, when a 20-year-old man, Adam Lanza, entered this school in Newtown, Connecticut. he armed with a semi-automatic assault rifle and shot dead 20 children and six teachers.
The White House recalled in a statement that the President of the United States, Joe Biden, recently signed a law on gun safety that allows “implementing new tools to reduce armed violence.”
Local authorities have stated that they do not consider that there is a threat to the population or suspects on the run in Utah, before adding that at the moment there are no detainees and that the victims have not been identified. Thus, they have stressed that they will give more information when the investigation progresses.
The governor of the state of Utah, Spencer Cox, has conveyed his condolences “to all those affected by this senseless violence.” “Please keep the Enoch community in his prayers,” he pointed out through a brief message on his account on the social network Twitter.