Statement on Pittsburgh shooting

OAKMONT, Oct. 27 – House Democratic Leader Frank Dermody issued the following statement in response to this morning's shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh:

"I thank police and first responders for their quick response and bravery during the situation. 

"Please join me in keeping the victims and their families in our thoughts and prayers. As Pennsylvanians, we must come together to offer the victims, their families and the community whatever assistance and support they need. 

"Moving forward, I and my colleagues in the legislature will continue to support law enforcement and our local communities, and by working together, we can help make our state a place where all people are safe in their homes, schools and daily lives, and where we all respect the contributions, dignity and humanity of every Pennsylvanian."