June 30, 2016

Speaker Heastie Statement on Shooting at
Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center

I am saddened and deeply disturbed by today's senseless act of violence at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. Gun violence continues to plague communities across the nation and that it has found its way into workplaces, schools and hospitals, where the most vulnerable among us should feel safe, is reprehensible.

On behalf of my colleagues and all New Yorkers, I commend the first responders for their quick and courageous intervention, without which this could have been much worse. On behalf of the New York State Assembly, I offer our deepest condolences and prayers to all those impacted by this terrible tragedy.