Statement Regarding the tragic event in Tuscon, Arizona

Jan 10, 2011

Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI) released the following statement upon the news that U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords, a Congresswoman from Tuscon, Arizona, members of her staff, and her constituents were shot by a gunman at an event Saturday in her congressional district:

"I am deeply saddened by the news that Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, her staff and members of her community were victimes of a horrific and senseless act of violence.  This is a tragic hour for our country, and I send my deepest condolences to all those who have lost a loved one as a result of this hideous attack.On behalf of my constituents in the First District of Rhode Island, I extend my thoughts and prayers to Congresswoman Giffords, her staff, and her constituents all of whom were victims of this tragedy. They will all remain in our prayers."