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Monday, April 14, 2014

Statement by Attorney General Holder on Weekend Shootings in Kansas

WASHINGTON—U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder released the following statement Monday regarding the tragic shootings in Kansas yesterday:

 “I was horrified to learn of this weekend's tragic shootings outside Kansas City. These senseless acts of violence are all the more heartbreaking as they were perpetrated on the eve of the solemn occasion of Passover.
“Justice Department prosecutors will work with their state and local counterparts to provide all available support and to determine whether the federal hate crimes statute is implicated in this case.

“No matter what, we will do everything in our power to ensure justice is served in this case on behalf of the victims and their families. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by these heinous acts.”

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Updated September 15, 2014