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Statement from McDonnell spokesman on shooting near Appomattox

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010; 12:09 AM

"This is a horrific tragedy. The Governor's thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. He is closely monitoring the situation. The Governor has dispatched Secretary of Public Safety Marla Decker to the scene. His Deputy Secretary of Public Safety John Buckovich is also there, as is Virginia State Police Superintendent Colonel Steven Flaherty. This is an ongoing law enforcement matter and all further comment must come from the Appomattox Sheriff's office which is the lead agency, or the Virginia State Police, the National Guard and the other local law enforcement agencies who are assisting."

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