Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) released the following statement on the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Nev.), U.S. District Court Judge John M. Roll, and several others:

"My thoughts are with the victims of today's tragic attack, including Congresswoman Giffords, and all their families. I hope for a speedy recovery for the congresswoman and all of the wounded, and that those responsible will be brought to justice quickly. This is a sad day for our country, and acts of senseless violence such as this one affect us all. Congresswoman Giffords is one of our most dynamic members of Congress. As a representative of a neighboring state, I have watched her career closely and admired her work on behalf of the state of Arizona. I know she will be in the thoughts of every American — and in particular those who dedicate their lives to public service as she and her staff have."