[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/08/13/art.dean.gi.jpg caption=" DNC Chair Howard Dean expressed shock over the shooting."]
(CNN) - Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean has issued a statement reacting to the shooting at the Arkansas Democratic Party headquarters:
"This senseless tragedy comes as a shock to all of us. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Chairman Gwatney and his family and we pray for his full and speedy recover," he said. "While the investigation of this shooting continues, and our primary concern remains with Bill and his family, we commend the courageous and speedy action of law enforcement officials in apprehending the suspect."