LDS Church Issues Statement on Orlando Massacre

Photo courtsey of NBC News

Early Sunday morning, at least 50 people were killed and 53 injured in the largest mass shooting in United States history. The shooting took place at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida and was perpetrated by Omar Mir Seddique Mateen. Terrorism is suspected.

The LDS Church released the following statement through Deseret News:

“With the rest of the nation, we mourn the tragic loss of life and serious injuries that occurred in Orlando this morning. We pray for the families and loved ones of the victims of this senseless shooting and pray they will be comforted and cared for as they seek to heal. Our prayers and support are also with community leaders and law enforcement officials as they continue to investigate this shocking crime.”

The death toll is expected to rise and authorities are focused on identifying the victims and contacting their families.

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