Church Issues Statement on Shootings in Florida

  • 14 June 2016

The flag at the Church Office Building in Salt Lake City, Utah, is flown at half-staff as a sign of respect for the victims of the June 12 shootings in Orlando, Florida.

A gunman killed at least 50 people and injured at least 53 more in a nightclub frequented by members of the LGBT community in the early morning hours of Sunday, June 12. Following is a statement issued by the Church on Sunday:

“With the rest of the nation, we mourn the tragic loss of life and serious injuries that occurred in Orlando this morning. We pray for the families and loved ones of the victims of this senseless shooting and pray they will be comforted and cared for as they seek to heal. Our prayers and support are also with community leaders and law enforcement officials as they continue to investigate this shocking crime.”