Executive Director Jeff Conroy (pictured) and board President Linda Mitchell of St. Vincent de Paul's issued the following statement moments ago re: the double slaying that occurred at one of the society's transitional houses last night:
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Samuel family as they go through this tragedy. We cannot possibly know what they are going through. To help staff and those in our pro-grams, we have grief counselors available to meet with them. This incident is the first of its kind in our 68 years of service to the community. We are surprised to learn of the weapons that were used in this crime as they are prohibited in all of our programs. We, like the rest of our community, wait for more information so we can begin to understand why this happened. We will continue to support our staff, the people in our programs, and especially the Samuel family.