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Rep. Ilhan Omar: 'Public Safety Is a Human Right'

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Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn. (Tom Williams/AP)

By    |   Tuesday, 03 September 2019 05:37 PM

Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., called for stronger federal gun legislation Tuesday after three people were shot outside the gate of the closing night of the Minnesota State Fair on Monday.

"A shopping center," Omar said on Twitter. "A synagogue. A mosque. The best state fair.

"Public safety is a human right," the first-term representative continued. "We must keep pushing for stronger federal gun laws to make sure no one has to live in fear of gun violence in these places — or anywhere else."

According to Star-Tribune.com, three people were shot after angry pedestrians started kicking and punching a car that had run over a girl about 10:20 p.m. ET.

The gunshots rang out while police were investigating the incident, according to the report.

The girl was hospitalized — and two men later showed up to local hospitals for treatment for gunshot wounds, police said.

The Minnesota State Fair was closing for the year.

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After three people were shot outside the gate of the closing night of the Minnesota State Fair on Monday, Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., called for stronger federal gun legislation Tuesday.
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