Cummings' nephew shot to death in Va.
Update: Read The Sun's full story.
A nephew of Rep. Elijah E. Cummings was shot to death Friday in his off-campus apartment near Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va., according to Cummings' office.
In a statement, the Baltimore congressman describes the attack on Christopher Cummings as a "random shooting." He says his nephew's roommate is in critical condition.
The complete statement follows.
“My family and I remain in shock over the news of the random shooting that took the life of my nephew, Christopher.
“Christopher was an amazing young man who was loved and admired by so many people who had the honor of knowing him. An exceptional student with a 3.5 GPA, he had ambitious plans for his future after graduating from Old Dominion.
“I am certain that the Norfolk authorities are doing everything within their power to find those responsible for this heinous crime and I urge the local community to cooperate with the police and provide any information that will offer answers to this senseless tragedy.
“My family is grateful for the support and condolences we have received and our hearts and prayers are with Jake Carey and his family. Mr. Carey, Christopher’s roommate, is a fellow Old Dominion University student who was critically shot in the incident.”