Transcript for Gov. Abbott calls Texas church massacre the 'largest mass shooting' in the state's history
As a state we are dealing with. The largest. Mass shooting and it states that it. There's so many families. We've lost pay and remembers. Fathers mothers sons and daughters. The tragedy of course is worsened by the fact that it occurred in make sure to place of worship. For these people were innocently gunned down at. We mourn their loss. Or support their friend. We appreciate. The first responders and what they've done to help respond to this challenge. They are continuing. In their efforts. As they. Put all the pieces of a very complex puzzle together. To try to provide. Their community all the answers they need and deserve. And forcing him and said tell you to confirm at least at this moment in time. There or 26 lives that have been lost. We don't know that number will rise or not only knows us too many. And this will be the long suffering of mornings. For those in pain. We ask. For God's comfort. For God's guidance. In for God's healing. And for all those who are suffer. As governor I asked for. Every mom and dad at home tonight. That you put your arm around your kidding give your kid a big. And let them know how much he loved him. Knowing that we support each other. Tell your friend in your neighbor. They use for them and they you'll work with them. I'm very proud. Of the way that we have so many people working together to respond to this. Already in talking. To. The emergency. Team in Texas. Has reported that the emergency medical task force from San Antonio was deployed. To help respond. To the magnitude is this tragedy. San Antonio area hospitals. And trauma senators have coordinated. With regard to patient movement and patient care. The Red Cross says set up family assistance center to help. All families affected by this. One thing that is very important for. Everybody affected by this whether you're a family member. Or non family member. Is that you avail yourself. Of counseling resources. That will be made it readily available in abundance.
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