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In Statement, Loughner Family Says They Wish They Could Change Events

NPR's Susannah George, who is reporting from outside Jared Loughner's family home, was just handed a statement from the family. It is their first public remark about Saturday's rampage, which left six people dead, 14 wounded and Loughner under arrest.

It reads:

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

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