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Statement from Mayor Bowser in Response to Mass Shooting in Orlando

Sunday, June 12, 2016

(Washington, DC)  In response to the mass shooting at a nightclub in Orlando, FL, Mayor Muriel Bowser issued the following statement:

"This morning, our hearts are heavy after hearing about the tragedy in Orlando. Just yesterday, we held the annual Capital Pride Parade, a celebration of the rich diversity and contributions of the LGBTQ community in the District of Columbia.

"Ahead of today's Capital Pride Festival, I have been briefed by MPD Chief Cathy Lanier about increased security measures. Today as always, we will not be deterred by hate as we gather to celebrate love."