Atlanta mayor slams violent protesters after fatal shooting of 8-year-old
UPDATED 7:36 AM PT — Monday, July 6, 2020
The Democrat mayor of Atlanta, Georgia is slamming violent protests in her city, following the death of an eight-year-old girl.
During a press conference Sunday, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said “enough is enough” and called on residents to “stop shooting one another.”
Her comments came after eight-year-old Secoriea Turner was fatally shot on Saturday after at least two people opened fire on a car she was riding in with her mother.
Bottoms went on to say this incident cannot be blamed on police officers, adding that it’s time to fight what she called “the enemy within.”
“We are shooting each other up on our streets in this city, and you shot and killed a baby and it wasn’t one shooter, there were at least two shooters. An 8-year-old baby.” BUMP
“We are doing each other more harm than any police officer on this force,” she stated. “So if you are a part of a protest or a demonstration that looks like it’s going the wrong way, that’s your time to pull back because you are no longer a part of the solution, you are a part of the problem.”
Mayor Bottoms & Interim Chief Bryant speak on 8-year-old murdered over the holiday weekend. https://t.co/iCjls5QC47
— Atlanta Police Department (@Atlanta_Police) July 5, 2020
Meanwhile, police are calling on the public to help identify those involved in the fatal shooting.
Secoriya Williamson, the father of 8-year-old Secoriea Turner who was killed in a shooting Saturday in Atlanta, addresses the public in a press conference: pic.twitter.com/Z0x9VWqP1Y
— Alex Salvi (@alexsalvinews) July 6, 2020