National League of Cities Statement on the Horrific Mass Shooting in Charleston

Press Release
Press Release

WASHINGTON - On Wednesday, June 17, a white gunman shot and killed nine parishioners at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C.

The following statement may be attributed to the National League of Cities:

"The National League of Cities community stands united with Charleston in this difficult time. We cannot let this act of one disturbed individual divide our communities. We must continue our work to build cities that are inclusive, respectful and safe places for all our residents.

"The senseless act of violence in Charleston last night was shocking and sickening. Today, the nation grieves with the families and friends of the nine innocent victims who were gathered at a house of worship for prayer. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of those affected by the violence, and we share in the anguish and heartache felt by so many Americans who woke up to the tragic news this morning."

The National League of Cities (NLC) is dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans.

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