What they're saying about the mass shooting at Maryland workplace

Here is what officials are saying about the shooting at a Rite Aid distribution center Thursday morning in Harford County. Police say temporary worker Snochia Moseley, 26, fatally shot three co-workers and injured three others before killing herself.

Gov. Larry Hogan (Republican, Md.): “Our prayers are with all those impacted, including our first responders. The State stands ready to offer any support.”

State Sen. Bob Cassilly (Republican, who represents the area): “Three years, three mass shootings in District 34. This is so very sad. It’s really a great community.”

U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (Democrat, Md.): “Just horrific.”

Ben Jealous, Democratic candidate for Maryland governor: “Praying for all those touched by the Harford County shooting this morning.”

U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (Democrat, Md.): “My heart is with the families and victims of those impacted. But words are not enough, we must do more to end the toll of gun violence in our communities.”

U.S. Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (Democrat, 2nd District): “One thing I know for sure: people who go to work every day should be guaranteed the right to return home to their families.”

Barry Glassman, Harford County executive (Republican): “Our prayers go out to our victims and their families.”

Alan McCarthy, Cecil County executive (Republican): "Like many Cecil and Harford County residents, I am deeply saddened and outraged over the shooting incident that occurred in Aberdeen, Maryland this morning. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families and also with the first responders who are on the scene."

U.S. Rep. Andy Harris (Republican, 1st District): “My sympathies go out to the victims, families, and friends of the shooting today in Aberdeen, MD. We are praying for your well-being and are extremely heartbroken by this tragic event.”

U.S. Rep. Anthony G. Brown (Democrat, 4th District): “I'm praying for the victims and appreciate the work of Maryland's first responders and federal authorities who are managing this situation. It remains clear that gun violence is a ceaseless evil that impacts families in Maryland and across the country.”

Don Mohler, Baltimore County executive: “Our hearts and prayers go out to the victims of such senseless violence, and to their families. But these words have begun to ring hollow as we have had 25 mass shootings in September and more than 150 this year. Enough is enough...If as leaders and communities, we don’t demand action, and demand it now, we should be embarrassed.”

Gabrielle Giffords, former U.S. representative from Arizona and shooting survivor: “Three workplace active shooting attacks in just the last 24 hours should spark outrage in every American. Today, it was a drugstore distribution center in Maryland. Yesterday, a software firm in Wisconsin and a municipal building in Pennsylvania. No matter where you work, learn, play, or live - you have a right to feel safe, and I’m horrified that that’s no longer the reality in America.”

Rachel Pedersen, Md. chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America: “We extend our heartfelt condolences to the victims’ loved ones and all those in my Harford County community. And we are hopeful that all those injured have a full and speedy recovery. All Marylanders should be safe in their workplaces, and this shooting is a tragic reminder that we need to do more to prevent gun violence in our state.”

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