Statement from Mayor Hemminger on Chapel Hill Shooting
Post Date:12/27/2015 5:11 PM
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"Our hearts are grieving over this horrible tragedy, the shooting of an innocent child. My thoughts and prayers are with Maleah's mother and father, her family and neighbors. We are all praying for her recovery, although we know, sadly, that their lives are forever changed.
Home. Family. Safety. We have a right to demand this as a community. Over this holiday time, I know that citizens of Chapel Hill share my sense of sorrow and outrage. This is a time to come together and speak out against gun violence. Our community should be a safe and peaceful place for everyone. We need greater gun control measures now that will reduce the availability of guns here and everywhere.
I would like to thank our Police Department that has been working throughout the weekend to apprehend the shooting suspect, who has been arrested and is in custody."
--Mayor Pam Hemminger
Chapel Hill Police Department's news update available here: