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Napolitano’s Statement on Mass Shooting in Thousand Oaks

November 8, 2018
Press Release

(WASHINGTON, DC)  Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (D-El Monte) issued the following statement on last night’s mass shooting at the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, CA:

“I am immensely saddened by last night’s tragic shooting in neighboring Ventura County which took at least twelve lives and shattered countless others. We mourn the young people and the heroic Sergeant who were killed; innocent victims lost to gun violence. We pray for the recovery of those injured and send our deepest sympathies to all of the families, colleges, and communities impacted. Thank you to all of the first responders for their brave actions in the face of peril. We must remember wounds inflicted by gun violence are not just physical but psychological. It is critical that counseling and mental health services are made available to all survivors, first responders, and all those in need. These tragedies will remain a scourge in our nation until we pass meaningful solutions to prevent them. We must turn our grief into action and finally work together to stop gun violence.”

If you or someone you know needs help, call the SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990.

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