Tuesday, September 27, 2022

White Sox, MLB decide to play sports after parade shooting

CHICAGO ( Associated Press) – The Chicago White Sox spoke with Major League Baseball on Monday about suspending their game against the Minnesota Twins after a gunman opened fire at an Independence Day parade in suburban Chicago, killing at least six people. were killed.

After talking with MLB and contacting local officials, the game was about to start on time. But there were storms in the area that could sabotage the game.

The postgame fireworks show was cancelled, and the team planned to observe a moment of silence before the first pitch.

“Our hearts are with the Highland Park community,” the White Sox said in a statement. “The entire Chicago White Sox organization extends our deepest condolences to the families and friends of the innocent victims of today’s horrific shooting and to the families and friends of all those affected by this tragedy.”

Police said the gunman injured at least 30 and that hundreds of marchers, strolling parents and children on bicycles fled in terror. The suspect remained uncovered hours later as officers searched the area.

Several nearby cities canceled events including parades and fireworks, some of them noting that the Highland Park shooter was still at large.

“Something needs to change,” said White Sox close Liam Hendrix. “Something needs to be done, something needs to happen because so many people are losing their lives.”

The July 4th shooting was the latest to shatter the customs of American life. Schools, churches, grocery stores and now community parades have all become killing grounds in recent months.

“Unfortunately, it’s almost daily,” White Sox manager Tony La Russa said of the firing. “Many times.

“Even when there is an explanation, there is no explanation. It makes no sense.”

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