Washington, D.C., Jan. 9, 2011 ““ Upon the murder of six, and the wounding of 19, including U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords at a constituent event in Tucson, Ariz., B’nai B’rith International has issued the following statement:
B’nai B’rith International is shocked and horrified at the senseless violence that left six people dead, including a federal judge and a nine-year-old girl, during an event Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) was hosting for constituents.
Giffords was shot in the head. Officials say about 18 others were wounded in the shooting spree.
Police have the man they believe is responsible for the attack in custody. They are seeking another man in connection with the attack.
Our thoughts and prayers go to the families of those killed. And we wish a speedy and full recovery to those wounded in the attack.
B’nai B’rith International, the Global Voice of the Jewish Community, is the oldest and most widely known Jewish humanitarian, human rights, and advocacy organization. For 167 years, BBI has worked for Jewish unity, security, continuity, and tolerance. Visit www.bnaibrith.org.