(TUCSON) -- The parents of alleged Tucson shooter Jared Lee Loughner have finally made a statement to the public.
Since Saturday's shooting rampage, Randy and Amy Loughner have sealed themselves inside their suburban Tucson home, blocking access to the front door with a piece of wood to presumably keep people off their property.
On Tuesday, Andrew Harrison Sowards and Jeremy (Eric) Voss, both of the public defender's office, emerged from the Loughner's home to release a statement on behalf of the Loughner family.
The statement, in paper form, reads as follows:
This is a very difficult time for us. We ask the media to respect our privacy. There are no words that can possibly express how we feel. We wish that there were so we could make you feel better. We don't understand why this happened. It may not make any difference, but we wish that we could change the heinous events of Saturday. We care very deeply [about] the victims and their families. We are so very sorry for their loss.
The Loughner Family
Voss advised reporters that there will be no public, in-person statements from the Loughner family in the "foreseeable future."
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