Panthers' Luongo on Parkland tragedy: 'Enough is enough'

Roberto Luongo held back tears.

Minutes before the start of the Panthers' Thursday night game against the Washington Capitals, Luongo -- Florida's star goalie -- spoke to the fans at the BB&T Center regarding last week's deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in nearby Parkland, Fla.

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"I live in Parkland," said Luongo as the Panthers played their first game since the tragedy occurred just minutes from their home arena.

"I've lived in Parkland for the past 12 years. My wife was born and raised in that area. My kids go to school in Parkland. When I'm done playing hockey, I want to spend the rest of my life in Parkland. I love that city.

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Feb 22, 2018; Sunrise, FL, USA; A moment of silence is observed in honor of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting victims before a hockey game between the Washington Capitals and the Florida Panthers at the BB&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 22, 2018; Sunrise, FL, USA; The Florida Panthers celebrate after a goal by Florida center Maxim Mamin (not pictured) goal in the first period against the Washington Capitals at BB&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
SUNRISE, FL - FEBRUARY 22: Goaltender Roberto Luongo #1 of the Florida Panthers who is a longtime resident of Parkland Florida speaks to the crowd prior to the start of the game against the Washington Capitals about the tragedy at Stoneman Douglas High School. at the BB&T Center on February 22, 2018 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/NHLI via Getty Images)
SUNRISE, FL - FEBRUARY 22: The Florida Panthers wear a Marjorie Stoneman Douglas patch in support of the tragedy that befell the Parkland Florida High School on February 14th, 2018. BB&T Center on February 22, 2018 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/NHLI via Getty Images)
SUNRISE, FL - FEBRUARY 22: Evgeni Dadonov #63 of the Florida Panthers skates in front a MSDSTRONG banner in support of the tragedy that befell the Parkland Florida High School on February 14th, 2018. BB&T Center on February 22, 2018 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/NHLI via Getty Images)
SUNRISE, FL - FEBRUARY 22: Mark Pysyk #13 of the Florida Panthers wears a Marjorie Stoneman Douglas hat in support of the tragedy that befell the Parkland Florida High School on February 14th, 2018. BB&T Center on February 22, 2018 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/NHLI via Getty Images)
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"Last week was Valentine's Day, and I was in Vancouver. We all know what happened. ... No child should ever have to go through that. It's terrible.

"It's time for us as a community to take action. Enough is enough."

--Field Level Media

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