Marion County Democratic Party Chair Ed Treacy and GOP Marion County Chair Kyle Walker have just released a joint statement in light of the recent shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and U.S. District Court Judge John Roll among others in Tuscon, AZ earlier today.
Indianapolis--Marion County Republican Chairman Kyle Walker and Marion County Democratic Chairman Ed Treacy released the following statement in the wake of the tragic shooing in Arizona:
We join all Americans today shocked and saddened by the tragedy in Arizona. Politics is often the business of disagreeing. But it should never descend into violence. One of the hallmarks of this great American experiment has always been the peaceful transfer of power. Violence has had no place. Violence and the rhetoric that incites it should have no place in our politics. We condemn these actions. Our thoughts and prayers are with the deceased and injured and their families tonight.
Police have taken in 22-year-old Jared Loughner into custody. He is a suspect in the shooting, and, according to the Associated Press, says he acted alone in this.