Attorney General: 'Sad Fact' That 'No One Is Safe' Now From Gun Violence

AG Loretta Lynch weighs in on recent shooting deaths.

— -- The nation’s top law enforcement official offered a sobering and blunt warning to Americans today: “It is a sad fact now that no one is safe."

“The particularly violent shootings of two Virginia reporters killed on air last week," Lynch said, also noting the deadly ambush of an officer pumping gas in Texas last week, and Tuesday’s fatal shooting of a police officer in Illinois.

"This violence against all of us -- regardless of what uniform any of us wear -- has to end,” Lynch said.

She said she “strongly condemn[s]” the recent attacks on police officers, adding, “Our hearts are broken over this.”

She noted that she’s holding a summit in Detroit later this month with law enforcement from certain cities around the country to discuss ways to address the issue. In addition, she has asked some U.S. attorneys to set up similar meetings in their own areas because "specific causes" of violence are "different in every location," she said.

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