Statement from Councilwoman Nirva LaFortune Regarding Violence in Providence Last Night

Aug 1, 2021 | 0 comments

I am deeply saddened by the numerous violent acts that took place across our city last night, which resulted in multiple injuries and the death of a 20-year old woman.

I have spoken with Mayor Elorza, Police Chief Clements and I am working with the Public Safety Department and the Institute for Non-Violence as our community grapples with these devastating events.

The families of the young woman who tragically died, and all those who were injured last night, remain in my prayers. I have reached out to the young woman’s family to offer my condolences and support.

As elected officials and community leaders, we must work together to keep guns off our streets and create productive and healthy alternatives for youth in our city.

This is not who we are as a city. As we move forward let us remember that violence only brings pain and suffering. I will continue to work with the community and stakeholders in honor of those who have been impacted by the violence in our city.

Nirva LaFortune
Councilwoman, Ward 3
Providence City Council

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