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NV lawmakers speak out on DC Navy Yard shooting

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Nevada lawmakers are speaking out on a mass shooting Monday at the Washington Naval Yard, which has claimed at least 13 lives.

Sen. Harry Reid delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor:

"I was saddened to hear about the terrible events at the Washington Navy Yard this morning, and I have been closely following events as they unfold there. There are still few details on what led to this tragedy, or who the perpetrator or perpetrators may be. But according to early reports several people were killed and several more were injured, including a Washington Metropolitan Police officer and a military police officer.

"My sympathies are with the families of those who died. My thoughts are with those who were injured. And my best wishes go out to all those who work in the Navy Yard complex and the surrounding neighborhood.

"I commend the first responders who rushed to the scene for their professionalism. And my thanks go to all the brave law enforcement officials who are on the scene and who put their lives on the line to keep the city safe today.

"I urge everyone in the area to follow law enforcement direction for their own safety, whether that means sheltering in place or simply avoiding the Navy Yard area today.

"I will continue to follow this situation as it develops. And I will ensure that every federal resource is made available to support law enforcement and the military community and to bring those responsible for this terrible attack to justice.

"I've spoken with the Senate Sergeant at Arms as well as the Republican Leader, and in light of events at the Navy Yard we have decided to recess the Senate until Tuesday morning."

Rep. Dina Titus on Monday afternoon released the following statement to FOX5:

"Today is a harrowing day for our country and the U.S. Navy. My thoughts are with all those affected by today's tragic shooting at the Washington Navy Yard, especially the families of the victims and those now recovering from their injuries. I also extend my deepest gratitude to all the first responders who bravely rushed to the scene and worked diligently to secure the area and care for the injured."

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