Gov. Tom Wolf: Pittsburgh synagogue shooting an "absolute tragedy"

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Saturday, October 27, 2018
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Governor Tom Wolf and Pittsburgh officials hold a news conference after a shooting at a synagogue on October 27, 2018.

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania (WPVI) -- Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has issued a statement following a shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday morning.

Wolf said he is in touch with local officials, and called the incident an "absolute tragedy."

Here is his full statement:

"The shooting in Pittsburgh this morning is an absolute tragedy. I have spoken with local leaders and my administration and the Pennsylvania State Police will provide any resources to assist local law enforcement and first responders.

"These senseless acts of violence are not who we are as Americans. My thoughts right now are focused on the victims, their families and making sure law enforcement has every resource they need.

"We must all pray and hope for no more loss of life. But we have been saying "this one is too many" for far too long. Dangerous weapons are putting our citizens in harm's way.

"And in the aftermath of this tragedy, we must come together and take action to prevent these tragedies in the future. We cannot accept this violence as normal."


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