By now, you’re no doubt aware that a shooting took place at the Navy Yard in Washington D.C. this morning. Multiple people were injured, and the AP reports that there were at least six fatalities. Now President Obama has made a statement regarding this latest shooting.
The President was scheduled to speak about the financial crisis of 2008 this morning, but the Navy Yard shooting has obviously changed his plans. He opened his statement by saying that he’s been briefed on the situation, and understands that there were fatalities.
Obama further said that military employees understand the risks of fighting abroad, but rarely do they have to face the same danger at home. He also said that the authorities will thoroughly investigate the incident and bring those responsible to justice.
After that, Obama said that he will work to honor the sacrifice and memory of those who were killed today. He also said that he will continue to work to make sure that similar shootings don’t happen again.
In all, Obama spoke about the Navy Yard shooting for about a minute before switching gears to briefly talk about the recently reached deal with Russia regarding Syria’s chemical weapons. It’s understandable that he wouldn’t have much to say as many details are still up in the air right now regarding the shooting. The President will probably have much more to say later today and this week when more information is known.[Image: White House Live Stream]