Governor Martin O'Malley issued the following statement on yesterday's shooting at the Washington Navy Yard:
"Yesterday, Maryland and our nation witnessed a senseless act of violence in neighboring Washington, D.C. Our hearts and prayers are with the victims -- including six Maryland residents -- and their loved ones.
"This loss of life is tragic because there is no such thing as a spare American. Every life is needed.
"We are very grateful for the service of our first responders, including the brave men and women of our federal, state and city law enforcement. Maryland State Police helicopters assisted with medical evacuations, and other state law enforcement resources were on standby, as part of our regional readiness and cooperation efforts. We stand ready to support our neighbors in the ongoing investigation and recovery."