After another mass shooting in a 24-hour period in the United States, Apple CEO Tim Cook has expressed his support to the victims and families, while declaring a need for politicians to stop arguing and to "address this violence for the good of our country."
On Saturday, a shooter killed 20 people and wounded 26 at a mall in El Paso, Texas. The mass shooting is currently being investigated as a case of domestic terrorism and a possible hate crime, one that has reignited the gun control debate online.
Another shooting occurred Sunday in Dayton Ohio, with preliminary reports claiming there were nine deaths and at least 27 injured. Early investigations involving the FBI and police have yet to reveal a motive for the attack.
Shortly after the attacks, Tim Cook took to Twitter with advice that he begged for the victims and their families in each of the locations, in addition to thanking the first responders for their speed and courage. Cook also said that "The Apple Cielo Vista team and the entire El Paso community are close to our hearts," referring to the Apple Store located in the mall, but was not the site of the attack itself.
I am heartbroken over what is happening in my country. The definition of insanity is to do the same and expect different results. It's time for good people with different views to stop pointing fingers and come together to address this violence for the good of our country.
– Tim Cook (@tim_cook) August 4, 2019
Within minutes of sending the second tweet about the Dayton attack, Cook posted a third on the continuing trend of mass shooting in USA. "I'm heartbroken about what's going on in my country," Cook starts.
"The definition of insanity does the same and expects different results," he continued. "It's time for good people with different views to stop pointing fingers and come together to address this violence for the good of our country."
Coke's tweet struck a chord with his followers, generating over 2.7 thousand retweets, 11.9 thousand likes, and over 310 comments in just over an hour after posting.
The CEO regularly expresses his condolences to shooter victims and other Twitter accidents and emergencies, including a recent shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival .
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