Senators O’Brien, Schuitmaker issue statement on Kalamazoo shooting

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LANSING, Mich. — State Senators Margaret O’Brien, R-Portage, and Tonya Schuitmaker, R-Lawton, released the following statement on Sunday in response to a shooting in Kalamazoo on Saturday that killed six people and injured two others:

“Like all Kalamazoo area residents today, our hearts break for the victims of this unspeakable act and for their families. Our families continue to keep them in our prayers during this time of mourning.

“We also would like to express our gratitude and appreciation for our communities’ public safety officers who acted quickly and professionally, and put their lives on the line to save others.

“Our communities are strong and we will come together to help our fellow Kalamazoo area residents to overcome this tragedy.”

The senators said that resources are available for residents who are in need. They should dial 2-1-1 if they need help. Additionally, a prayer vigil will be held Sunday evening at 7 p.m. at Centerpoint Church, located at 2345 N. 10th St. in Kalamazoo.