Congressman José E. Serrano

Representing the 15th District of New York

Congressman Serrano Responds to Shooting Inside Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center

Jun 30, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman José E. Serrano (NY-15), released the following statement in response to the shooting that took place inside Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center in the Bronx where a gunman opened fire, wounding several people:

“My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families as well as with all the staff and patients of Bronx-Lebanon Hospital in this difficult moment.  My heart goes out to all those who have been injured or worse.  This incident is being investigated by the NYPD, and they are being helped by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), and I know that they will determine how this individual came to possess such a dangerous weapon,” said Congressman Serrano.

“As this horrific incident is investigated, we are once again left to ask ourselves why.  Our nation needs to have a serious conversation on gun violence, and on common sense reforms that will help prevent incidents like this.  As senior member of an Appropriations subcommittee with jurisdiction over this matter through funding for key agencies involved in reducing gun violence, I will continue working to ensure agencies like the ATF has the funding it needs to continue keeping our communities safe,” he added.