Utica, NY (WIBX) - Congressman Richard Hanna has issued a statement on the shootings in Tucson.

Hanna says his thoughts and prayers go out to Representative Gifffords, her family and staff, as well as the family and friends of the deceased.

Hanna says while it appears to be an isolated incident, he's instructed his staff in Washington and in the district to take reasonable and prudent precautions regarding their personal security.