The United States of America has recently faced an incident of a mass shooting. The gunman identified as Salvador Ramos attacked the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde with children as a target. Salvador, a resident of Uvalde, the community based on the outskirts of San Antonio charged with a handgun to execute his plans. Further, 21 lives fell prey to the 19-year-olds’ open fire, out of which 19 were children and two were adults. Currently, the entire nation is grieving and one of them is Alexis Ohanian.
However, the procedure that demands parents go through a DNA test to get to their kids has irked many. Ohanian also weighed in on the matter.
Alexis Ohanian shares his concern
Ohanian, when stumbled upon the news, which said, “Sad update. Families tell me they’re going one by one inside getting swabbed for DNA to help investigators.” And took on Twitter to share his thoughts. He responded by writing, “To. Help. Identify. The. Children.”
Further, according to the Gun Violence Archive, a US non-profit any incident in which four or more people are shot or killed apart from the attacker is considered mass shooting.
For the year 2022, 212 mass shootings have taken place in The United States of America. And the recent attack has fueled citizens to demand stronger rules around weapons which aid such incidents.
Serena Williams’ close friend diagnosed with cancer
The 23 times Grand Slam champion’s former physical therapist and close friend Esther Lee broke disheartening news in 2020. She was diagnosed with stage fourth pancreatic cancer. Though, the news came as a shock to everyone because Lee is a renowned doctor and her profession is to help people understand their bodies. But she failed to figure the cause behind repeated fatigue and insomnia till it was too late.
A few months ago, Williams recalled her interaction with Lee and broke down into tears while speaking about Lee who now is in critical condition. Also, the former World no.1 has joined LA cancer challenge 5K To raise awareness about Pancreatic cancer and raise money to aid her friend’s medical requirement.