Washington, DC – President Bush commented publicly today before a speech on Housing about the killings of eight people at Westroads Mall. The White House Office of the Press Secretary released the President's comments earlier this afternoon:
Good afternoon. Before turning to the situation in the housing market, I send my sympathy to the families of those murdered in Omaha, Nebraska, yesterday. I was in Omaha just before the shooting took place, and I know what a difficult day it is for that fine community. The victims and their loved ones are in the prayers of Americans. The federal government stands ready to help in any way we can. And our whole nation grieves with the people of Omaha.
(From the White House Office of the Press Secretary)