“Such an unimaginable and senseless tragedy,” Premier Michael Dunkley said this evening [June 12], as he joined the global community in condemning Sunday morning’s mass shooting in Orlando, Florida.
The Orlando nightclub shooting is the deadliest shooting in U.S. history, with present news reports indicating there are 50 people dead and a further 53 people seriously injured.
Video of President Obama’s statement today:
Premier Dunkley said, “Our hearts are heavy today and our immediate thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of the those killed and injured.
“Bermuda grieves with the Orlando community and stands in solidarity with them. And we join in the global condemnation of this act of hate and intolerance. These will undoubtedly be extremely difficult days and weeks ahead.
“And as we struggle to come to grips with this unthinkable tragedy, let us all pray for peace, respect, tolerance and understanding for one another.”
AP video report on the mass shooting:
Premier Dunkley will send formal correspondence expressing condolences on behalf of Bermuda to the Governor of Florida, Rick Scott and the Mayor of Orlando, Buddy Dyer, early this week.