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Garcetti ‘heartbroken’ and ‘angered’ after UCLA shooting

Garcetti ‘heartbroken’ and ‘angered’ after UCLA shooting

Gabriela Romero calls her mom as students are released on UCLA campus after two people were shot and killed Wednesday. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

Gabriela Romero calls her mom as students are released on UCLA campus after two people were shot and killed Wednesday. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

On Wednesday afternoon, Mayor Eric Garcetti issued a statement on the UCLA shooting:

“My thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by what appears to have been a murder-suicide on the campus of UCLA,” Garcetti said. “This horrific event, at an institution dedicated to learning and mutual understanding, reminds us once again of the fragility of a peaceful society. Thankfully, the campus is now safe — but I am heartbroken by the sight of SWAT teams running down avenues normally filled with students, and angered by the fear that one person with a firearm can inflict on a community. I want to commend the entire UCLA community for its extraordinary grace and calm on a traumatic morning.”

Matt Stevens

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