Mitt Romney has issued a statement in response to the news about a shooting at the Family Research Center in Washington D.C. this afternoon.

“I am appalled by the shooting today at the offices of the Family Research Council in our nation’s capital,” he said. “There is no place for such violence in our society. My prayers go out to the wounded security guard and his family, as well as all the people at the Family Research Council whose sense of security has been shattered by today’s horrific events.”

The Family Research Center is a Christian advocacy group that opposes abortion and same-sex marriage.