04/02/2015 04:53 EDT | Updated 06/02/2015 05:59 EDT

Statement of Canadian diplomat whose son was killed in Miami shooting

The mother of a Canadian teen killed in Miami earlier this week in an alleged drug-related shooting that also resulted in the arrest of the boy's younger brother, has released a statement. Roxanne Dube, who is Canada's consul general in Miami, says:

We would like to express our most profound thanks for the outpouring of support we have received in the last few days. Although we have not been able to respond to all of your messages, we want you to know that they touched us deeply.

We also want to express our most sincere condolences to the family of Joshua Wright who have also lost their son and to all of those who have been so tragically affected in this unimaginable circumstance. Your grief is our grief.

We can only hope that, in time, we will find common purpose towards diminishing the causes of such violent crimes.

For now, we just want to be there for Marc, our incredibly caring son who loved his brother very much, and to say goodbye, ever so tenderly and quietly to Jean, our love.

It is requested that our privacy be respected in this difficult time.

Roxanne and family.