Jared Loughner's family breaks silence

Statement handed to reporters is the family of the Arizona shooting suspect's first public remark

Published January 11, 2011 11:06PM (EST)

The family of the 22-year-old suspect in the mass shooting in Arizona is expressing sorrow for what they called heinous events.

The family of Jared Loughner said in statement Tuesday that they care very deeply about the victims and their families and that there were no words that could express how they feel.

The statement handed to reporters outside the Loughners house is their first public remarks.

Jared Loughner is accused of killing six people and gravely injuring Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in a shooting at a grocery store Saturday.

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