Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., pointed out the haunting significance of Tuesday’s deadly shooting, noting that it took place just eight miles away from Columbine High School.
“My heart goes out to the victims & their families at the STEM School Highlands Ranch, just eight miles away from Columbine High School,” she tweeted. “This has to stop. We must pass federal laws to end gun violence.”
“Another day, another school shooting. Every hour we wait more people are murdered—we have to pass comprehensive gun safety reform,” he wrote in a separate tweet.
Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet shared a less politicized message, saying he was thinking of all those affected by the deadly shooting.
“Closely monitoring the situation in Highlands Ranch. Thinking of every student, teacher, parent, and law enforcement officer involved,” he tweeted.
California Rep. Eric Swalwell told supporters in an email: “Today, our hearts go to Douglas County, CO and the victims of the shooting today. As I talk about the big and bold ideas on other issues, I promise that ending gun violence comes first.”
Investigators believe the two suspects behind the shooting — an adult male and a juvenile male — are students, officials said a news conference late Tuesday.
The suspects “walked into the STEM school, got deep inside the school and engaged students in two separate locations,” an official said. “There were a number of students that were shot and injured.”
Fox News’ Kendra Olson and Elizabeth Zwirz contributed to this report.