Reaction to Chattanooga shooting

Our Catholic community is deeply sadden by this senseless act of violence.  We ask for your prayers for the victims of this shooting and their families.  We also encourage prayers for all members of the United States military and law enforcement agencies, both in Chattanooga and elsewhere—who, each day, put their lives at risk for our safety.  The Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul on 8th Street in downtown Chattanooga will hold a prayer service for the victims tonight at 5:30.  We encourage all Catholics and people of faith to participate.

 

The Most Rev. Richard F. Stika, Bishop

Congressman Fleischmann Statement On Chattanooga Shootings

 

WASHINGTON− Congressman Chuck Fleischmann released the following statement on the shootings in Chattanooga.

 

“This has been a tragic day for Chattanooga and Southeast Tennessee.  My heart and prayers go out to everyone involved in this horrendous situation.  I have spoken with local, state and federal officials and will continue to monitor this situation closely.”

 

Brian Reisinger, (202) 224-8848

Alexander Statement on Shooting at Naval Reserve Center in Chattanooga

WASHINGTON, July 16 – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) released the following statement on reports of a violent attack at the Naval Reserve Center in Chattanooga:

“I am deeply disturbed by reports of a violent attack in Chattanooga. I have been in touch with federal, state and local officials and will monitor the situation closely. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone involved.”

Corker Statement on Tragic Shootings in Chattanooga

 

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement on the tragic shootings in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

 

“I am heartbroken by the tragic shootings that have taken place today in my hometown,” said Corker. “We have been in touch with federal, state and local officials and continue to monitor developments and have offered our assistance. This is a difficult day for Tennesseans and our thoughts and prayers are with all affected by this tragedy.”

 

Corker served as mayor of Chattanooga from 2001-2005.

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