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A little over a month ago, this page was in response to the mass shooting in Las Vegas. We are still grieving those killed and injured in that incident.
Now we are grieving for victims of another senseless mass shooting. On Sunday (Nov. 5, 2017) twenty six people were killed while attending church in Sutherland Springs, TX. The victims ranged in age from infants to mid-70's. About half of the victims were from two extended families. The magnitude of their loss is staggering.
Such acts of violence are personal tragedies of unimaginable proportions for the families of those killed or injured. The whole community of Sutherland Springs has been deeply traumatized. In such a small, close knit, community everyone knows a victim and their families. There will be lasting emotional and psychological impacts on survivors and the community as a whole. It is heartbreaking.
NACRJ stands with the victims in Sutherland Springs. We extend our condolences and support for all those impacted and their familiies. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
The question of justice in incidents like these, calls on us to work toward preventing them. It also calls on us to consider how best to support and assist those harmed in meaningful and helpful ways as they move forward in their lives.
Michael Gilbert, Ph. D., Executive Director