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Reports Indicate Two Police Officers Were Shot and Killed Saturday While Responding to a Hung Up 911 Call
WESTERVILLE, Ohio – The Ohio chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, responded to a fatal shooting today of two police officers in Westerville. While details are still unfolding, reports indicate that the officers responded to a 911 call Saturday morning and were fired upon when they arrived at the address. According to reports, the suspect is in custody.
STATEMENT FROM MAUREEN WASHOCK, VOLUNTEER WITH THE OHIO CHAPTER OF MOMS DEMAND ACTION FOR GUN SENSE IN AMERICA:
“I am heartbroken to hear the news of today’s disturbing shooting in Ohio. Today, the dead are members of our law enforcement community – people who have dedicated their lives to making our communities safe and today were responding to a call for help. As we pray for their families and friends, we must remember that we can and should do more to keep guns out of the hands of people with dangerous histories.”
Did you know?
The U.S. gun homicide rate is 25 times higher than that of other high-income countries.
Grinshteyn, E. and Hemenway, D. “Violent Death Rates in the US Compared to Those of the Other High-income Countries, 2015.” Preventive Medicine. (2019). https://bit.ly/3kyfsSs