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Jul 20, 2012 4:39 PM

Mark Kelly, Ron Barber react to Aurora theater shooting

TUCSON - Current District 8 Congressman Ron Barber, who was injured in the January 8 shooting in Tucson, issued a statement today on today's mass shooting in Aurora, Colorado. Also, earlier today, Mark Kelly, the husband of former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, tweeted a reaction to the tragedy.

U.S. Rep. Ron Barber today issued the following statement:

The people of Aurora have suffered an immense loss. We are tested in times like these and we must come together to support one another in the wake of tragedy. I know that Aurora and its residents will take solace in one another in the coming days and weeks.

My thoughts and prayers go out to the families and friends who lost loved ones last night, each of those who were injured, the first responders and medical teams treating the victims, the law enforcement personnel and the entire community of Aurora.

All of Southern Arizona, and the nation, stands with you today.

Mark Kelly, the husband of former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, tweeted the following earlier today:


Stay tuned to News 4 Tucson for more local reactions.

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