Loughner Family Offers Statement on Arizona Shooting

BY News Desk  January 11, 2011 at 6:00 PM EST

The family of Arizona shooting suspect Jared Lee Loughner has just issued a statement on the rampage that left six people dead and 14 others wounded, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. The statement handed to reporters outside the Loughner’s home.

Their statement is as follows:

“This is a very difficult time for us. We ask the media to respect our privacy. There are no words that can possibly express how we feel. We wish that there were so we could make you feel better. We don’t understand why this happened. It may not make any difference, but we wish that we could change the heinous events of Saturday. We care very deeply about the victims and their families. We are so very sorry for their loss.
Thank you.
The Loughner Family”