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Statement from Mayor Ted Wheeler on Officer-Involved Shooting in Lents Park

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Please find a statement below from Mayor Wheeler on the officer-involved shooting at Lents Park this morning.

"These shootings always are traumatic for everyone involved and for our community, regardless of the circumstances. I want to offer my sympathy to the individual involved and to their family. My thoughts also are with the officers who were involved.
 
"I visited the scene this morning to show respect for the individual, their family, the officers, and our community. I received a preliminary briefing and will continue to receive updates as information becomes available.
 
"I recognize why people are concerned and possibly angry. While our understanding of this incident evolves, I urge everyone to proceed with empathy and peace."

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