Senate Republican Leader Dan McConchie (R-Hawthorn Woods) released the below statement following the mass shooting in Highland Park, Illinois, and the subsequent capture of the alleged perpetrator:
“Today, we witnessed an attack on America right in our own backyard. As we continue to mourn and grieve with the people of Highland Park, the recovery and healing of this horrific act of domestic terrorism will be a long journey ahead.
“During a time when fellow Americans, our neighbors, were celebrating our great nation, we witnessed pure evil. This will be a tragedy never forgotten.
“I join the many others in thanking the heroic work of our law enforcement, who kept the community safe in the moments after the shooting and successfully apprehended the suspect. I also join in thanking the first responders, doctors, and paramedics for their swift actions to help the innocent victims.
“As we await justice under the law, I will continue to offer my prayers and full support to the community of Highland Park.”