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Miami Heat players shaken by news of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High

The Miami Heat on Wednesday expressed shock and sadness at the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland earlier in the day — an incident that left multiple people dead.

“Anytime something that happens anywhere in the world, it’s sad, and a lot of speculation on why,” said guard Dwyane Wade, who has a son attending school at Plantation American Heritage. “I think as a parent you always fear for your kids leaving the house period but one of the safest places is school.

“It’s very unfortunate, all the families dealing with the unknown of what’s going on with their kids, our prayers go out to them. The families that have been affected by this incident, our prayers go out to them, it’s so unfortunate.”

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said an incident such as Wednesday’s can make a game feel “totally insignificant.”

“I’d like to just say our thoughts and prayers to all the students and families and teachers, everybody in Parkland that’s suffering from just an incredibly tragic and absolutely senseless act,” Spoelstra said. “It’s horrifying, as we’re finding more information about it, I just want them to know we’re thinking about them. It makes this game feel totally insignificant. And it’s just mind-boggling.”

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