U.S. Senator John Boozman, Congressman French Hill , Governor Asa Hutchinson Issues Response to Overnight Shooting in Little Rock, Injuring 17

 WASHINGTON–U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) released the following statement in response to the Little Rock shooting: “Cathy and I send our prayers to the victims of this tragic violence. I continue to stand and support law enforcement to fight this ongoing reckless violence in our capital city.”

WASHINGTON – Congressman French Hill (AR-02) released the following statement after a shooting took place early this morning at a downtown Little Rock club, injuring at least 17 people:

“My thoughts and prayers are with the victims of this morning’s senseless act of violence. I am confident in the ability of our seasoned police officers in Little Rock to bring the suspect or suspects to justice, and I have reached out to Little Rock Police Chief Kenton Buckner to offer any assistance he may need from my office. I also thank our first responders, doctors, and hospital staff for their treatment of those wounded. Members of our community are strong and resilient, and it’s when we work together that we can find solutions to overcome this kind of violence.”

Little Rock – Governor Asa Hutchinson issued the following statement in response to an overnight shooting at a Little Rock nightclub injuring 17 people:  
“First and foremost, my thoughts are with the victims and their families this morning, and the First Lady and I are praying for their quick recovery. I also want to thank the first responders who no doubt saved lives with their quick action. 
“Little Rock’s crime problem appears to be intensifying. Every few days it seems a high profile shooting dominates the news, culminating with this morning’s event.  I have spoken this morning with Mayor Stodola and I have offered both my heartfelt concern over this senseless violent tragedy and state assets as needed to address the continued threat of violence in our community.
“We are still gathering facts, but it is clear that we need to have a comprehensive enforcement strategy in place that helps take the violent threats off the streets. The state will participate and bring assets to the table to support local law enforcement efforts.”