In the wake of the Highland Park mass shooting, Fall Out Boy have announced that they will donate $100,000 to gun control advocacy group Everytown for Gun Safety.
“Chicago is where we grew up, and we are heartbroken for the families and entire community of Highland Park, as well as every single victim of wanton gun violence in America,” Fall Out Boy said in a statement on social media.
“We will be donating $100,000 through The Fall Out Boy Fund to @Everytown for Gun Safety to help their continued efforts toward ending gun violence,” added the band, comprised of Patrick Stump, Pete Wentz, Joe Trohman and Andy Hurley.
The amount will be drawn from The Fall Out Boy Fund, a non-profit initiative that the band launched in September 2017 “as a way for us to give back to Chicago, the city that has given so much to us.”
Seven people were killed and dozens of others injured when a gunman opened fire at the Independence Day parade in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park, Illinois.
The 22-year-old assailant, who was shooting randomly at spectators using a high-powered rifle, was taken into custody after a brief chase.
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