INDIANAPOLIS ─ Senators Greg Taylor, J.D. Ford, Jean Breaux and Fady Qaddoura issued the following joint statement this morning in response to the horrific and senseless act of gun violence that occurred last night.

“Last night, families across our community lost eight loved ones to another senseless act of gun violence. The mass shooting last night at an Indianapolis FedEx facility is heartbreaking, and our hearts and concern go out to the families of those who were lost. We will continue to hope that those who were injured make a full recovery. This absolutely is not something our families should have to live through.

“We are staying in communication with local authorities while we wait for all the facts to come out. What is certain is that our state must stop turning a blind eye to the amount of gun violence in Indiana. It has long been time to act to reduce the prevalence of guns in our communities.”