Mayor's Office Press Release

Mayor Turner’s Statement Following Mass Shooting in Pittsburgh, PA. Synagogue

October 27, 2018 -- Mayor Sylvester Turner personally issued the following heartfelt statement Saturday after the mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA.

“The City of Houston will not tolerate hate and violence against any group no matter who the perpetrator(s) may be. The fatal shooting of Jews and law enforcement officers must be condemned by all of us.”

“Our thoughts are with everyone affected by the tragedy that unfolded at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh today.

“Violence in any form, whether it be individuals, a particular religious group, or religious space is unacceptable. There is truly no place for hate.

“Chief Art Acevedo, Houston Police, and our partner law enforcement groups are monitoring synagogues around our city.

“In this city, this administration will continue to seek ways to reduce gun violence in any form.

“I will continue to work with my Commission on Gun Violence to further implement policies that will bring safety to every community in Houston.”