WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Stephen F. Lynch (D-Boston) released the following statement on the shooting in Dallas, Texas:

"Our thoughts and prayers are with families of the brave police officers and transit officer who perished last night and with the injured as they recover from this terrible tragedy. We hope that these families and the City of Dallas are able to heal. Our country grieves along with the city of Dallas, their Mayor, and their Police Chief. It has been a difficult week in America. The shootings in St. Paul and Baton Rouge are deeply troubling tragedies as well and we all need to come together to face our challenges in a spirit of mutual respect."