U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman wishes to release the following statement concerning the attack that took place today in downtown Ottawa:
“On behalf of the United States, I want to offer my condolences and prayers to the families of those who were killed and injured in the shootings in Ottawa this morning. I was saddened to hear the details of the attack in Ottawa, the capital city of such an exceptional friend and trusted neighbor.
“The US government condemns this heinous crime, as well as the attack against the Canadian Forces member killed in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu earlier this week. We deplore acts of violence toward military, government and law enforcement officials and stand ready to assist our Canadian partners as they investigate this event. We wish to reiterate our continuing support for the people of Canada during this difficult period.”
Media Assistant, U.S. Embassy Ottawa