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Rams, other LA teams express condolences over shootings

Updated: 09-11-2018 04:10 IST

The Los Angeles Rams expressed condolences over the mass shooting that killed 12 people at the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, Calif., on Wednesday night.

Rams coach Sean McVay said Thursday that a moment of silence will be held prior to Sunday's home game against the Seattle Seahawks.

The Rams practice in Thousand Oaks at California Lutheran University, which is located less than five miles away from the shooting site. Many players, coaches and staff members live in the area.

"The Los Angeles Rams organization is heartbroken by the horrific shooting that took place last night in our community of Thousand Oaks," the Rams said in a statement on Thursday. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families and our entire community."

McVay said the Rams held a team meeting to discuss the situation.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and the victims that were affected by this terrible act that took place in our area," McVay said. "It always gives you a perspective on -- sometimes, I know, me, personally -- you get upset about losing a game or whatever and it kind of brings you back down and you really realize what's important in life and sometimes you take some of these things for granted."

Rams quarterback Jared Goff was one of the many players who expressed their thoughts on social media.

"Heartbroken for our community. Thinking about everyone involved as well as friends and family of the victims. Keep them in your thoughts and prayers" Goff wrote on Twitter.

Punter Johnny Hekker expressed his concern for the victims and pledged to help affected families.

"Praying comfort and healing to those affected by this senseless shooting. Thank you to the first responders who put their lives on the line to protect and serve us every day," Hekker said on Twitter.

"Thousand Oaks is my home; I will do everything in my power to help those in need of support."

My thoughts and prayers are with the families who lost loved ones last night in Thousand Oaks, CA!!!! ?????????????? #LoveIsStrongerThanHate ( ????

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