US Comments On Brutal Attack At Moscow Music Event

U.S. National Security Council spokesman John Kirby recently said that the U.S. is still trying to obtain more information regarding a brutal attack on Moscow, Russia’s Crocus City Hall Music venue by gunmen wearing camouflage attire.

“We’ve all seen the reports and the video coming out of Moscow, this violent shooting at a — looks like a shopping mall. Can’t speak much to the details of it. I mean, this was all just breaking before I came on out here so we’re trying to get more information but really would refer to Russian authorities to speak to it,” Kirby said during a White House press conference.

Kirby continued by saying that images of the attack in Moscow are “horrible” and hard to watch.

“The images are just horrible and just hard to watch and our thoughts, obviously, are going to be with the victims of this terrible, terrible shooting attack,” Kirby said. “And I think you know, you look at that video if you have, you got to recognize that there’s some moms and dads and brothers and sisters and sons and daughters that haven’t gotten the news yet.”

“And this is going to be a tough day. So our thoughts are with them,” he added.

Kirby pointed out that the U.S. State Department released a notice to Americans in Moscow to avoid large gatherings, such as concerts and malls.

While speaking to reporters, the U.S. National Security spokesman said it is unknown whether Ukraine was involved in the devastating attack.

The Post Millennial reported that the gunmen fired at civilians at the hall music venue, with at least 40 pronounced dead and 100 injured. News agencies in Russia said 50 ambulance crews arrived at the scene.

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for the attack in Moscow. The terrorist organization released a statement that reportedly indicated that “Islamic State fighters” attacked Christians in the city of Krasnogorsk, near the Russian capital.

Children were injured in the attack, according to the Ria news agency in Russia.

“Children and teenagers were at the competition. People came and said there was shooting. A crush ensued. The children were running out in their ballroom gowns,” the agency said.