Replay: School Shooting Survivors Testify at Congress Gun Violence Hearing

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The House Committee on Oversight and Reform, had a hearing Wednesday on “the urgent need to address the gun violence epidemic.” Survivors of two recent mass shootings in Texas and New York, including a fourth-grader who successfully hid from the shooter who attacked her school in Uvalde, were among those who testified. 

Read reporter Linda Jacobson’s coverage of the hearing.

Watch the testimony below: 

The witnesses were scheduled to include fourth grader Miah Cerrillo of Uvalde, Texas, where 19 children and two adults were gunned down at Robb Elementary School on May 24. Her harrowing story of having to cover herself in her friend’s blood in order to appear dead to the 18-year-old gunman has gripped Americans, including lawmakers. 

Felix and Kimberly Rubio, parents of Lexi Rubio, a 10-year-old student at Robb Elementary School who was killed in the mass shooting, also spoke before lawmakers.

Zeneta Everhart, a survivor of a mass shooting May 14 by a white supremacist in Buffalo, New York, also testified. Everhart was at a supermarket in a predominantly Black neighborhood with her son, Zaire Goodman, who was shot in the neck.

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