Statement of Condemnation from Mayor Frank G. Jackson and Chief Calvin D. Williams

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Mayor, Police Chief denounce hate crimes and gun violence in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Jeffersontown, Kentucky 

CLEVELAND – Cleveland Mayor Frank G. Jackson and Police Chief Calvin D. Williams release the following statement regarding the mass shooting at the Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh and the shootings of the man and woman in Jeffersontown:

“We condemn the gun violence which struck a Jewish community in Pittsburgh where many lives were taken and peace officers injured in a senseless act at a place of worship. We further condemn the violent murders of the African American man and woman shot in a Kroger grocery store in Jeffersontown.

These communities and their families, have our prayers and support in this difficult time. Together, we must all work to end crimes like these born from hatred and gun violence.”

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