(CNN) – Mitt Romney's running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, released a statement Sunday responding to the Brookfield, Wisconsin shooting that killed three and wounded four others at a hair salon and spa.
Brookfield borders Ryan's congressional district, the site of a separate mass shooting at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek two months ago.
“Janna and I were shocked and saddened by the news from Brookfield today. As our community continues to heal from August’s tragic violence, our thoughts and prayers are with today’s victims and their loved ones. Our gratitude also goes to the first responders who rushed to save lives and secure the scene. We will not allow the evil responsible for this heartbreaking event to triumph over the spirit of the people of Wisconsin. I ask all Americans to keep those affected by this event in their hearts, minds, and prayers today," the statement read.
Ryan did not mention the shooting at two campaign events Sunday.