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Beyer Statement on WDBJ Shooting

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Washington, August 27, 2015 | comments
Congressman Don Beyer released the following statement following this morning’s shooting of reporter Alison Parker, photographer Adam Ward and Vicki Gardner, head of the Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce:
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Congressman Don Beyer released the following statement following this morning’s shooting of reporter Alison Parker, photographer Adam Ward and Vicki Gardner, head of the Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce:

“This morning in Roanoke two young people with their whole lives ahead of them were shot and killed. Another woman was shot and is in surgery fighting for her life. Gun violence claims more than 30,000 lives per year. I want to be able to tell the victim’s families and loved ones that we did the best that we could to protect them. I want to be able to tell the people of the Commonwealth of Virginia that we will work to make sure this never happens again. No family should have to go through what Alison and Adam’s families have to go through today. I am heartbroken over these tragic and unnecessary deaths. All of our hearts, prayers, and sympathy are with their families.”

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