Governor Bob McDonnell issued the following statement this afternoon following the tragic shootings at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., earlier today.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with all those impacted by today's tragic shooting. Innocent lives have been lost. Families are in mourning. It is absolutely heartbreaking. All of Virginia's law enforcement resources remain ready to assist authorities as the investigation moves forward. America is a nation of good and peaceful people. Horrendous, evil acts of violence will not shake our national unity and character. In the aftermath of this tragic day, I urge all Virginians to always remember to thank the brave law enforcement, first responders and military personnel in their communities for their dedicated and sacrificial service on our behalf."