Pennsylvania Democratic Party Chairwoman Nancy Patton Mills issued the following statement:
“I am heartbroken and dismayed at the news of this violence, which has come to Pittsburgh. Across our nation, we have seen too many houses of worship turned into a crime scene. We stand with Governor Wolf and all of Pennsylvania in condemning acts of violence wherever they happen. Our hearts go out to the victims and the families, and we are grateful for the first responders on the scene.
“We will not accept that these tragedies are inevitable. We keep saying ‘not one more,’ and we keep believing that ‘it couldn’t happen here.’ But now it has, and we desperately need to take action to stop these tragedies.”