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WATCH: Vice President Harris comments in Highland Park, IL after July 4 shooting

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris visited the city of Highland Park on Tuesday, a day after a gunman opened fire on a Fourth of July parade, killing seven and wounding dozens more.

See Harris’s comments in the player above.

Harris, who traveled with her husband Doug Emhoff, met with Highland Park city leaders and first responders and addressed the community.

“I offer my condolences to President Joe Biden and to our country. So sorry for what you all experienced. And the pain, the suffering, ”Harris said. “It should never have happened. We’re talking about it being pointless. This is pointless. It is absolutely meaningless. “

Before visiting Highland Park, Harris spoke with educators in Chicago, where she rejected the July 4 mass shooting and renewed the call for a ban on assault weapons.

LOOK: Police are looking for a motive in Highland Park mass shooting

The man accused of setting himself on fire during an Independence Day parade in suburban Chicago has legally purchased five weapons, including two high-powered rifles.

Authorities said on Tuesday the purchases were allowed even though police were called to his home twice in 2019 for threats of violence and suicide. The suspect was charged with seven counts of murder.

Lake County State Attorney Eric Rinehart has promised that dozens more charges will be filed and that the man could receive a mandatory life sentence without the possibility of parole.

The attacker sprayed more than 70 rounds from a roof into a crowd in Highland Park, an affluent community of about 30,000 on the shores of Lake Michigan.

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