Massachusetts: Press Statement Governor Healey Issues Statement on Recent Gun Violence

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Boston ~ Governor Maura T. Healey expressed her sorrow over the gun violence that occurred this weekend in Boston and Worcester, as well as the recent string of violence in Springfield.

"I'm heartbroken over the gun violence that occurred this weekend in Boston and Worcester amid proud celebrations of culture, community and joy," said Governor Healey. "My thoughts are with the victims, their families and the entire communities that have been impacted by these senseless shootings."

The Governor also thanked law enforcement, public safety personnel and first responders for their heroic efforts in saving lives. She stated that her administration is committed to being a strong partner to cities and towns by collaborating on a coordinated approach to get illegal guns off the streets, address the root causes of violence, and ensure safe communities for all.

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Earlier this summer, Governor Healey convened community partners, state public safety officials, District Attorneys, and police to discuss collaborative community partnerships that have proven impacts on public safety. The Healey-Driscoll Administration has invested nearly $1.5 million in federal grant funds to support violence prevention, response and community engagement efforts through the summer and fall months when violent crime is often at its peak.

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