US Shooting / Man shoots himself after killing 7 family members, President Biden expresses grief

Zoom News : Jan 06, 2023, 12:15 PM
US Shooting: A 42-year-old man shot dead his wife, his five children and his mother-in-law inside his house this week in Utah, USA, and then shot himself as well. According to the New York Times, authorities said evidence showed Michael Haight killed seven other family members inside the Enoch City home and then killed himself.

Officers discovered all eight bodies on Wednesday after Hite's wife, Tausha Hite, 40, contacted police when the man did not turn up for an appointment with her.

Tausha Height filed for divorce

According to The New York Times, at a press briefing, Enoc City Mayor Geoffrey Chesnutt said that Tosha Hite filed for divorce from Michael Hite on December 21. Gail Earle, the mother of Tosha Hite (who was killed), in were providing help amid the difficulties they were facing.' Other victims included Haight's five children – girls aged 17, 12 and 7, and boys aged 7 and 4.

Addressing a press briefing, Inoc City Police Chief Jackson Ames said police were "involved in some investigations with the family" a few years ago, according to the New York Times. AIIMS did not provide further details about the investigation in which the family was involved.

President Joe Biden expressed condolences

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre announced in a statement released by the White House that US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden have mourned the shooting that killed five children and several adults at the home Was.

"The President and First Lady join the community of Enoch City, Utah, in mourning in the wake of a tragic shooting that reportedly claimed the lives of five children and several adults," the White House said in a statement.

"Many Americans have lost loved ones or had their lives changed forever because of gun violence, and gun violence is the leading cause of death for children in America," the statement continued. Less than a month after the Sandy Hook tragedy marked 10 years, another mass shooting took the lives of five more children in the town of Enoch.