OKLAHOMA CITY -- Rep. Melissa Provenzano, D-Tulsa, released the following statement today in response to the shooting yesterday evening on the Saint Francis Health System campus.
“First and foremost, I want to express my profound sorrow to the victims' families. No one should have to experience the death of a loved one due to gun violence. I also want to say thank you to the Tulsa Police Department, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and all the first responders who acted quickly and bravely to protect innocent lives.
“The Saint Francis Health System is a hub for our community. Not only do the medical professionals provide world-class care to people from across the state and country, but the hospital employs hundreds of our neighbors and friends.
“It breaks my heart that this institution is now part of a string of preventable shootings. As lawmakers, our words after these tragedies must be followed with action. We must do more to protect our communities.”
Rep. Melissa Provenzano represents House District 79 and serves as the House Minority Education Policy Chair.