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VA Politicians Address D.C. Navy Yard Shooting

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Some of Virginia's leaders released statements regarding Monday's shooting at the Washington Navy Yard.

Statement from Governor Bob McDonnell

RICHMOND- Governor Bob McDonnell issued the following statement this afternoon following the tragic shootings at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., earlier today.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with all those impacted by today's tragic shooting. Innocent lives have been lost. Families are in mourning. It is absolutely heartbreaking. All of Virginia's law enforcement resources remain ready to assist authorities as the investigation moves forward. America is a nation of good and peaceful people.  Horrendous, evil acts of violence will not shake our national unity and character.  In the aftermath of this tragic day, I urge all Virginians to always remember to thank the brave law enforcement, first responders and military personnel in their communities for their dedicated and sacrificial service on our behalf."

Statement from Senator Tim Kaine

 WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on today's shooting at the Washington Navy Yard: 

"My thoughts and prayers are with everyone impacted by today's tragic shooting at the Washington Navy Yard. As we learn more about the horrific events that unfolded this morning, my deepest sympathies go out to the friends and families of the victims, as well as the surrounding community. I am thankful for the bravery of the first responders who put their lives on the line today, and every day."

Statement from Gubernatorial Candidate Terry McAuliffe

Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe released the following statement today regarding the Navy Yards shootings:

"My thoughts and prayers are with the families who lost loved ones today and with those who were injured in this morning's horrific attacks. Our service members, police officers, and first responders put their lives on the line each day to protect and keep us safe. Dorothy and I are so grateful to these brave men and women and those who serve our country at the Navy Yards."

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