UVALDE, Texas — President Biden arrived Sunday at the site of the nation’s latest mass shooting, an elementary school festooned with flowers and photographs of the young victims, as the Department of Justice said it would investigate how law enforcement responded to the incident.
Biden’s visit comes as the nation is grappling with tragedy of 19 children and two teachers who were killed in Tuesday’s attack at Robb Elementary School. The attack was carried out by an 18-year-old who was shot to death, but only after a lengthy delay by the police that has provoked community outrage.
The president’s trip to Uvalde, about 80 miles west of San Antonio, is taking place less than two weeks after he traveled to Buffalo, N.Y., where 10 people were killed in a mass shooting at a grocery store in a largely Black neighborhood.
The president and first lady Jill Biden placed flowers at the memorial, joined by local officials and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. “We need help,” a man in the crowd shouted.
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