Family of Suspected Kalamazoo Shooter: 'We Are Devastated and Saddened'

Jason Dalton's family condemns the violence that happened over the weekend.

The family of suspected Uber driver shooter Jason Dalton released a lengthy statement condemning his alleged crimes.

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"The Dalton Family would like to express our deepest sympathies and condolences to the families of the victims of the shootings in Kalamazoo, Michigan on Saturday February 20, 2016," it began.

"There are no words which can express our shock and disbelief, and we are devastated and saddened for the victims and the families of the victims. We cannot comprehend the grief which you are feeling, and, while it seems woefully inadequate, we are deeply sorry and are praying for everyone affected."

As the family hopes for peace and healing for the victims and families, the statement said: “This type of violence has no place in our society, and we express our love and support for everyone involved. We intend to cooperate in every way that we can to help determine why and how this occurred.”

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Dalton, 45, faces 16 charges including six murder charges, which can lead to life in prison. He was not given an opportunity to enter a plea when he appeared via video uplink at his arraignment on Monday.

When the judge asked him if there was anything he wanted to say, he replied: “I prefer to remain silent.”

His next court date is March 3.

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