Joe Biden said of the Indianapolis killing: Violence hurts the soul.

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source: nytimes.com

The US president ordered the flags to be placed at half-staff at official agencies after the shooting that left at least eight dead and five wounded. The White House asked the Senate for more gun controls.

The president of the United States, Joe Biden, ordered to place the flags at half-mast in the official agencies for the Indianapolis massacre. A shooting Thursday killed at least eight in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Gun violence "wounds the soul" of the American nation, Biden lamented. "Too many Americans die every day from gun violence," the Democratic president said in a statement.

"Today's report is just the latest in a series of tragedies," he said, citing recent deadly shootings in Georgia, Colorado, and South Carolina.

For her part, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said: "Like all of you, we are horrified by the shooting. We cannot afford to wait while innocent lives are killed. And there are so many things we can and can do.

Again, the spokeswoman demanded that the Senate pass two bills that would close loopholes in the background check system for gun buyers.

In addition, he asked Congress to remove the legal immunity of arms manufacturers, who cannot be sued in court for damages caused by their products.

The Vice President of the United States, Kamala Harris, also addressed the tragedy in Indiana during a brief statement to the press at the beginning of her meeting with the Prime Minister of Japan, Yoshihide Suga, who is visiting Washington.

Once again, there are families in our country who are suffering the death of their loved ones due to armed brutality. Said the vice president, There is no doubt that this violence must end, and we are thinking of families who have lost loved ones.

On Thursday, At around 11 a.m. local time, a gunman started the fire near Indianapolis Airport on the point-blank range at a warehouse of the postal services company FedX.

Psaki recalled that this attack, which left eight dead and whose perpetrator later committed suicide, "is the third mass shooting in Indianapolis" so far this year, which shows the urgency of acting on an issue that the president "does not It should be neither partisan nor political."