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Kwanza Hall Responds to Shooting on Edgewood; Calls for End to Gun Violence

Post Date:10/04/2017 2:49 PM

News Release

Council Communications
Atlanta City Hall
55 Trinity Ave. SW
Atlanta, GA  30303 

Colleen Kiernan, District 2 Policy Director
404-520-7893 cell 

October 4, 2017

Kwanza Hall Responds to Shooting on Edgewood; Calls for End to Gun Violence

ATLANTA –  A shooting on Edgewood Avenue on Wednesday night took the life of a young man from Decatur. Councilman Kwanza Hall issued the following statement:

“The shooting last night that resulted in the death of a young man from Decatur--Alec Price--is tragic and our prayers go out to his parents and loved ones.

“I had just been on the Edgewood Corridor in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Historic District an hour earlier last night and am deeply saddened by this news. While we don’t know all the facts, what we do know is that on average, 93 people are killed every day in the US by firearms, whether accidental or intentional. The City of Atlanta does not have the authority under state law to regulate weapons, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t be part of the state and national solution.

“In the past, I have stood with victims and parents who have lost their children in calling for common-sense reforms to keep our neighborhoods safe. Today, I am rededicating myself to push for progress on gun control nationally and at the state level.

“We are all God’s children and no matter if you’re from Las Vegas or right here in Atlanta, we must stop losing so many lives to senseless gun violence.”


Atlanta City Councilman Kwanza Hall Stands with Everytown for Gun Safety at a rally supporting background checks on April 13, 2013


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