"The definition of insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results," Tim Cook tweeted of the two US shootings over the weekend.
- Mass shootings in Texas and Ohio over the weekend prompted a tweet by Apple CEO Tim Cook.
- Cook likened the US government's inaction on gun violence to "insanity."
- Cook called for politicians to stop "finger pointing and come together to address this violence."
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Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a tweet that he's "heartbroken by what's happening in my country," referring to the mass shootings in Texas and Ohio over the weekend, when a combined 29 people were killed in less than 24 hours.
"The definition of insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results," Cook tweeted. "It's time for good people with different views to stop finger pointing and come together to address this violence for the good of our country."
—Tim Cook (@tim_cook) August 4, 2019
On Saturday, a shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, left 20 people dead and at least 26 injured. The suspect was arrested, and authorities are investigating a manifesto published online shortly before the shooting. The shooting is thought to be racially motivated.
Early Sunday morning, a separate shooting in Dayton, Ohio, left nine people dead. Twenty-six people were reported injured, according to The Wall Street Journal. There's no confirmed motive so far; the shooter was killed by the police.
The shootings were the 31st and 32nd mass shootings in the US in 2019, according to The New York Times, which defines a mass shooting as a single shooting incident that kills three or more people.