“I want to ensure the residents in our 2nd & 4th Ward neighborhoods where these shootings took place that their safety is a top priority for us.
“We are aggressively pursuing multiple suspects in these targeted acts, and, with help from the community, I’m confident we will track down those responsible.
“In the wake of these events, I want to take this opportunity to renew our police-community efforts that have led us to double-digit reductions in both shootings and homicides thus far this year.
“Despite our successes, no amount of violence is acceptable. Going forward, I believe our best chance at further reducing these senseless acts is our continued use of precision policing methods directed at the offenders, guns, gangs, and drugs that fuel street violence coupled with community activism, designed to convince the young men involved to abandon a lifestyle that is destined to end in death or prison.
“The Hamilton Police Department stands firmly committed to collaborative efforts designed to make our community a safer and more livable place.”
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