STATEMENT: Mayor Garcetti on the shooting in Alexandria

“My thoughts and prayers are with the civilians and officers wounded in today’s shooting in Alexandria. The senselessness of this burst of violence is only compounded by the fact that it struck as Majority Whip Steve Scalise and others were practicing for one of Washington’s great bipartisan traditions. We should all be grateful for the many acts of heroism and compassion that saved lives this morning — and mindful of how this tragedy underscores the urgency of ending the epidemic of gun violence in America.” — Mayor Eric Garcetti