Mayor Landrieu’s Statement On Charleston, SC Church Shooting

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu issued the following statement in response to the tragic shooting Wednesday at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Charleston, S.C., where nine people were fatally wounded by a gunman.


         Statement from Mayor Mitch Landrieu:

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         “The fatal shooting of nine people in a Charleston church bible study class is both tragic and sad. This heinous, hateful and cowardly act has no place in our society, and I encourage the entire country to unite in condemning this action and come together to conquer this type of hate in America. I and the people of New Orleans send our thoughts and deepest prayers to the friends and families of those who were killed and to the people of Charleston during this very difficult time.”


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