Homeland Security News: Acting Secretary McAleenan Statement on Synagogue Shooting in Poway, CA

WASHINGTON (STL.News) – On April 27, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin K. McAleenan released the following statement on the synagogue shooting in Poway, California:

“On behalf of the Department of Homeland Security, I am deeply saddened to learn of the tragic shooting in Poway, California.  Targeted violence committed against any race, religion, creed or ethnic group cannot and will not be tolerated. DHS will take every appropriate action to assist with the investigation and ensure that those affected by this tragedy receive the closure and justice they deserve.  We are thankful that one of our own, an off-duty Border Patrol agent, was able to assist in the response and likely prevented the deaths of more worshipers.”