The investigation continues after a woman was struck by a car and three people were shot and injured in a chaotic night in the final hours of the 2019 Minnesota State Fair. Governor Tim Walz today says “if the state fair symbolizes community, gun violence is the antithesis of that, it shatters our sense of community and safety, and our pledge is this, I will not rest and there is an expectation, this legislature needs to do something.” Walz thanked law enforcement and state fair staff for making “one of the most highly concentrated places in the midwest where people show up also one of the safest places.” Walz says he’ll be in Japan on a trade mission later this week and notes that country has 130,000,000 people and “they had three shooting deaths last year, we had three shot at the end of the state fair. I refuse to accept this as the norm, I refuse to accept that’s just the way it is, that it’s part of American character.” All three shooting victims are expected to survive, but the woman hit by the vehicle was last reported to be in critical condition. Here are more of the governor’s comments.
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