April 3rd, 2009
04:49 PM ET

Pres. Obama reacts to the tragic shooting

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary

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“Michelle and I were shocked and deeply saddened to learn about the act of senseless violence in Binghamton, NY today. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims, their families and the people of Binghamton. We don’t yet know all the facts, but my administration is actively monitoring the situation and the Vice President is in touch with Governor Paterson and local officials to track developments.”

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soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Martin Pederson

    Everyone is going to go through issues in their lives. All you have to do is stay happy.

    April 6, 2009 at 8:44 am |
  2. Martin Pederson

    Its very sad. He should have just let go of his issue. He should realize that life goes on. Killing people is not the answear to solving an issue. He could of just listened to his mother or moved out.

    April 6, 2009 at 8:43 am |
  3. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    My heart goes to them in NY state. so sad and shocked.

    April 3, 2009 at 7:41 pm |
  4. Isabel

    All we were very saddened and frightened. Worldwide.

    April 3, 2009 at 7:09 pm |
  5. Michael C. McHugh

    Binghamton is my hometwon. As I was watching the TV reports, I remembered that ACA office was basically next door to the church on Front Street where I was a member when I was young. That was the First Congregational Church, which is the one that appears in so many of the videos. I have driven past that ACA office many times and never even known exactly what they did there. I just never paid much attention to it until today. It's a cliche, but I never thought anything like this would happen in Binghamton, although as I said, the city has gone downhill very badly in the last 20-30 years.

    April 3, 2009 at 5:13 pm |