Elkhart Mayor Issues Statement Against Gun Violence

Jul 19, 2021

Elkhart Mayor Rod Roberson issued a video statement against gun violence on Monday, July 19.
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Following back-to-back shootings in Elkhart earlier this month, Mayor Rod Roberson issued a video statement on Monday denouncing gun violence in the city.


Roberson extended the city’s condolences to the loved ones of the shooting victims, and encouraged community members to support one another. 


“We’re grieving the fact that we will no longer be able to not just have those people in our presence, but we lose skills and talents that have left us way too early,” he said.


Roberson added that the city will need the community’s help to “bring the perpetrators to justice.”


“When we have the opportunity or we have knowledge of something that you know that could protect your community, your friends, your family and everyone else that’s around – you say something to the right people,” he said.


The mayor encouraged anyone with information about the shootings to call the Elkhart Police Department at (574) 295-7070 or “the appropriate authorities that you feel comfortable with.”


“If you have information – no matter how trivial, how meaningless, you think it may be – it may be a piece that we need in order to make sure that no one else has to feel the way that we all feel right now,” Roberson said. 


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