Governor Pat Quinn has issued a brief statement about the mass shooting in a Chicago park Thursday night.
The three-sentence statement says that Quinn is saddened by the violence, and encourages Illinoisans to pray for the recovery of the victims. The statement closes with Quinn saying, quote, “This senseless violence must be stopped,” but offers no ideas on how to make that happen.
13 people were injured when one or more people opened fire on a crowd in a park on Chicago’s southwest side.
The governor's complete statement:
“I am deeply saddened by the horrific violence that erupted on a Chicago playground last night.
“We pray for the swift recovery of all the shooting victims, and our hearts go out to their families.
“This senseless violence must be stopped.”