Rachel Brosnahan issued an emotional statement following the mass shooting at a Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, Illinois, where she was raised, on Monday. The 31-year-old actress was shocked by the news of the shooting, which claimed the lives of six people and wounded many more. In her social media posts, Rachel encouraged followers to help change.
This parade is a highlight of the year for many families in Highland Park. Im sick to your stomach every time news like this comes out, but I dont want the pit in your stomach when you call your family and friends to ensure everyone is okay. No words. https://t.co/5dE7JB8Z17
TheHouse of Cardsactress wrote on her growing up in Highland Park, and how the July 4th parade is usually one of the biggest events of the summer for so many families. On her Instagram Stories, Rachel mentioned how she spent many hours with friends near the location of the shooting.
Rachel continued to express her sorrow for the families who were attempting to contact their loved ones. Im sick to my stomach every time news like this comes out, but I dont wish the pit in your stomach when you call your family and friends to make sure everyone is okay on anyone. Likewise, she shared a link to donate to the gun control organization Everytown. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel star wrote that she has lost her mind.
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The shooting at Highland Park occurred during the annual Fourth of July parade. According to CNN, six people were killed and many others were injured. A suspect was apprehended a few hours after the shooting.
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