President Biden, first lady ‘mourning with the Enoch community’ after shooting deaths
SALT LAKE CITY — President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden said they are “mourning with the Enoch City, Utah, community in the wake of a tragic shooting” that claimed the lives of five children and three adults.
“Too many Americans have lost loved ones or had their lives forever changed due to gun violence, and gun violence remains the leading cause of death for children in America. Less than one month after we marked 10 years since the Sandy Hook tragedy, another mass shooting has claimed the lives of five more children in Enoch City,” read the statement from White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre.
On Thursday, police identified the eight members of a family who were found dead in a home Wednesday in Enoch City.
Police identified the victims as Tausha Haight, 40, and her children: a 4-year-old boy, a 7-year-old boy and a 7-year-old girl; a 12-year-old girl and a 17-year-old girl, along with Haight’s mother, Gail Earl, 78.
Also identified was Haight’s husband, Mike Haight, 42. Police said that “evidence suggests that (he) suspect took his own life after killing seven others in the home.”
You can read the full White House statement here.
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