Source: United States House of Representatives – Congressman Bill Foster (11th District of Illinois)
Jun 25, 2022
Naperville, IL – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement after a shooting took place at a WeatherTech facility in Bolingbrook, IL:
“Today, our community has been shattered by yet another act of senseless gun violence. Words cannot express the heartbreak the victims and their families are feeling right now. My thoughts are with them during these difficult times.
“This is a statement I had hoped I would never have to make again in my career. Just three years ago, a shooting at Henry Pratt in Aurora took five innocent lives and injured six police officers. Fourteen years ago, one of my first official acts as a Congressman was to attend memorial services for the victims of the NIU shootings in DeKalb. No one should have to worry about random gun violence while going about their normal lives, and we cannot accept this as a new reality.
“While the details are still developing, it’s clear we owe a debt of gratitude to the law enforcement and first responders who work tirelessly to keep our communities safe, and rush into harm’s way to protect innocent people.”