Westchester, NY—Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a leading member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement:
“The recent nightclub shooting in Mt. Vernon which claimed one life and injured another five people is just the latest in a very long list of terrible gun related tragedies across our great country. My deepest condolences go out to the victims of this senseless act and their families. I hope those responsible are met with swift justice, and I want to thank our brave first-responders who quickly sprang into action upon hearing the chaos. We as a nation must come together to curtail this horrific violence immediately.”
Please note this statement was originally published on December 26, 2016 by Congressman Engel’s House of Representative’s office and posted to this website no sooner than 72 hours after initial publication.