Two Mormons among Florida school shooting victims


SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (News4Utah) – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released a statement about the deadly school shooting in Florida.

“Once again we find ourselves as a nation and as communities faced with a tragic loss of life and incomprehensible sorrow following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. Among the many injured or killed were two members of our faith. To all of the victims and their loved ones, we extend our love. These are hours filled with grief, emptiness and a terrible sense of loss. We unite our prayers with millions of others who are mourning and praying for them.”

The Church identified the victims as Alaina Petty, 14, who was killed in the shooting and Madeleine Wood, 17, who was seriously injured.

A shooter opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Wednesday afternoon killing 17 people and injuring others.

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