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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release July 29, 1994

Statement by the President

I strongly condemn the senseless shootings which abruptly ended the lives of two men and seriously wounded a woman in Pensacola, Florida today.

The safety, freedom and protection of all our citizens is paramount in guaranteeing the health and vitality of our nation. I am strongly committed to ending this form of domestic terrorism that threatens the fabric of our country. I encourage a quick and thorough investigation into this tragic incident as the local officials work closely with the resources of the federal law enforcement community.

Hillary and I extend our deepest sympathy to the friends and family of Dr. John Britton and Mr. James Barrett on their tragic loss today and I speak for all Americans in expressing my hope for a full and complete recovery for Mrs. June Barrett.