Sunday, December 9, 2007


Gov. Bill Ritter issued the following statement this afternoon
following shootings in two Coloradoreligious facilities earlier today:

"Today, Colorado mourns the tragic loss of those killed and injured in
two senseless shootings. Our deepest sympathies go out to the families
of those who were taken from us, and we pray for the speedy recovery
of those who were wounded.

"Violent crimes of any sort are tragic enough, but when innocent
people are killed in a religious facility or a place of worship, we
must voice a collective sense of outrage and demonstrate a renewed
commitment to keeping our communities safe.

"We have activated the Colorado Information Analysis Center, and I
have directed the Department of Public Safety, Colorado State Patrol
and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation to provide immediate
assistance to the local and federal agencies investigating the