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Tucson Mayor's Office to set up gun violence reduction task force

Credit: KGUN, Tucson, AZ
Published 3 days ago - Duration: 01:52s
Tucson Mayor's Office to set up gun violence reduction task force
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Tucson Mayor's Office to set up gun violence reduction task force

BEING FORMED -- BY THE MAYOR'SOFFICE.

THIS COMES -- TWOWEEKS AFTER -- A SHOOTING ON30TH STREET.

HERE'S NINE ONYOUR SIDE'S TAJA DAVIS WITHDETAILS ON THE TASK FORCE.CHIEF CHRIS MAGNUS, TUCSONPOLICE DEPARTMENT"ONE SHOOTINGIS ONE TOO MANY, BUT IT ISPARTICULARLY EGREGIOUSWHENEVER A CHILD IS INVOLVED.AND IF WE AREN'T OUTRAGED BYTHIS, THEN THERE IS REALLYSOMETHING SERIOUSLY WRONG WITHUS.

ALMOST TWO WEEKS AGO -- A24-YEAR- OLD MAN WAS SHOT ONEAST 30TH STREET.

A FIVE YEAROLD GIRL WAS HIT IN THE HEAD-- BY A STRAY BULLET.

TPD SAYS-- SHE WAS AN INNOCENTBYSTANDER -- WHEN IT HAPPENED.MAYOR REGINA ROMERO, CITY OFTUCSON"WE JUST CURRENTLY SAW ABEAUTIFUL BABY GIRL SUFFERINGBECAUSE OF GUN VIOLENCE IN OURCOMMUNITY." MAYOR REGINAROMERO IS PUTTING TOGETHER ATASK FORCE AIMED AT REDUCINGGUN VIOLENCE.

SHE SAYS HEROFFICE HAS ALREADY TAKEN STEPSTO WORK WITH GROUPS LIKE "MOMSDEMAND ACTION." BOTH ROMEROAND MAGNUS BELIEVE --COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT -- WILLBE KEY IN MAKING THE TASKFORCE SUCCESSFUL.

CHIEF CHRISMAGNUS, TUCSON POLICEDEPARTMENT"THIS KIND OFINTERVENTION CAN PREVENTSHOOTINGS AND IT CAN PREVENTNEEDLESS DEATHS FROMHAPPENING." ROMERO SAYS -- THEISSUE ISN'T JUST ABOUT MASSSHOOTINGS -- IT INCLUDESINDIVIDUAL INCIDENTS AS WELL.CASE IN POINT -- THE SHOOTINGON EAST 30TH STREET.

SHE SAYSGUN VIOLENCE -- HAS TO BETACKLED AS A MORE "HOLISTICCONVERSATION." SOMETHING SHEHOPES WILL BE ACHIEVED WITHTHIS TASK FORCE.

MAYOR REGINAROMERO, CITY OF TUCSON"WECANNOT WAIT TO HAVE THEFEDERAL GOVERNMENT ACT ONPREVENTION OF GUN VIOLENCE ORON UNIVERSAL BACKGROUNDCHECKS.

WE HAVE TO AS CITIES,WE HAVE TO STEP UP AND TRY TODO WHATEVER WE POSSIBLE CANTHAT WE HAVE AT OUR DISPOSAL."TAJA DAVIS KGUN NINE ON YOURSIDE.

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