Victims’ parents, survivors of Uvalde and Buffalo shootings to testify before House Oversight panel

WASHINGTON — Survivors and parents of victims of the Uvalde and Buffalo shootings will testify before the House Oversight Committee next week as Democrats seek to highlight the human toll of those and other mass killings across the country, the committee told NBC News.

Wednesday’s hearing, which the committee is announcing Friday, will include testimony from Zeneta Everhart, whose son, Zaire Goodman, was injured in the shooting at a Tops supermarket in Buffalo, as well as from Uvalde’s sole pediatrician, Roy Guerrero, and Felix and Kimberly Rubio, whose daughter Lexi was killed at the city’s Robb Elementary School. Miah Cerrillo, the fourth-grader who covered herself in a murdered classmate’s blood and played dead to survive, will also share her story with lawmakers. Their testimonies will be in person or virtual.