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FORT MILL, S.C. — The South Carolina chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today released the following statement in response to a domestic violence-related shooting that occurred on Sunday evening in Rock Hill, South Carolina, in which a man shot and killed three people at his home including his wife, Anna Moore; his wife’s son, Jason Lockamy; and Jason’s girlfriend, Lora Young, before he shot and killed himself. Anna Moore was the York County assistant manager. The gunman had a previous criminal conviction that likely prohibited him from possessing firearms.
STATEMENT FROM HEATHER LITZINGER, A VOLUNTEER LEADER FOR THE SOUTH CAROLINA CHAPTER OF MOMS DEMAND ACTION:
“Our thoughts are with the families and friends of the three individuals who were shot and killed on Sunday night. This tragic shooting serves as yet another reminder of our nation’s staggering toll of gun violence that kills 88 Americans everyday—and that it can happen anywhere at any time. Just last month South Carolina enacted a domestic violence prevention law that intends to protect victims from their abusers. I urge our elected leaders to continue to work together to protect South Carolinians by keeping guns out of dangerous hands, which would help prevent future tragedies.”
Sunday’s shooting comes just weeks after the horrific mass shooting at Charleston’s Emanuel AME Church that killed nine innocent people in their place of worship.
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