ST. LOUIS - The following is a statement from Public Safety Director Dan Isom regarding a shooting in the 2000 block of St. Charles, where three people were shot and one killed:

“Every life lost to gun violence is a tragedy, and our city mourns last night’s attack on those who came together for a peaceful vigil. One homicide is one too many, and any efforts must take into account the needs of these communities and address root causes of crime - poverty, housing instability, and more - across St. Louis.

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There’s no quick fix to address crime in our neighborhoods, but we are dedicated to providing the resources necessary to make our downtown region and all of St. Louis a safer place for every resident.”

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