"It is time to say enough," Raimondo said. "Enough violence. Enough hate. Enough tragedies. It is a time for healing, time for peacefulness, time for unity.
"Let's commit to being a community that rejects violence and poverty, and embraces diversity and civility. I believe we can be bolder. I believe that our families, neighborhoods, state and country can do better, and I believe we can move forward together.
"Today our emotions are raw. We are all filled with a mix of shock, anger, frustration. If anything good can come of these horrific killings, let's replace these emotions with respect, unity and action to bring about a more just, equal and peaceful Rhode Island."
Raimondo also asks Rhode Islanders to lower their flags as a mark of respect for all who lost their lives too soon in the violent events this week.