Friday, March 07, 2008

Echo Park Shooting Incident this Morning

This morning there was another tragic shooting in CD13 that resulted in the death of a 13 year-old boy. This tragedy comes amidst a rash of violence that has hit Northeast LA over the past several weeks and demonstrates yet again our city’s need to make safe communities our number one priority. We are losing too many young people to senseless violence, and our community, including elected officials, community leaders, local residents, businesses and law enforcement, must work together to end it.

Tomorrow my office and the Los Angeles Police Department will be leading a Public Safety update and neighborhood walk at Washington Irving Middle School. Every Saturday this month, I invite you to join me, members of the police department, and your neighbors in Glassell Park where we will meet to start the process of working together and communicating with each other to help reduce violence and crime in our neighborhood.