Gov. Rick Perry issued this statement today, after 2 explosions occurred near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

 “The scene at the Boston Marathon today is a sobering vision for us all, especially those who have friends or loved ones competing in today’s race. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those injured in the explosions, along with the first responders who braved danger to help get the wounded to safety.”

So far, the Boston Police Department confirms that 2 people were killed and 22 were injured in the blasts.