Many political figures release statements on shooting
Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert P. Young, Jr. released a statement on the shooting Monday afternoon. “Our prayers and condolences go out to those affected by today’s shooting at the Berrien County Courthouse,” he said in it. “This tragic incident is another sad reminder that courthouse employees put their lives at risk every day to serve the people of Michigan. As we await further details and the results of the ongoing State Police investigation, we stand ready to implement steps to further strengthen courthouse security to better protect both employees and the public.” Governor Rick Snyder said: “This is a difficult time and I encourage everyone to reach out and be supportive of the law enforcement community in Michigan and across our country. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the wounded and the families of the law enforcement officials.” Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump said on his Twitter page: “Thoughts and prayers with the victims, and their families- along with everyone at the Berrien County Courthouse in St. Joseph, Michigan.”
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