AAMA Statement On Shooting in Baltimore, Maryland

Published on July 3, 2023

Washington, D.C. ) – The African American Mayors Association (AAMA) expresses its condolences and solidarity with the families and victims affected by yesterday’s shooting in Baltimore, Maryland. Our member-mayors from across the nation are extending their support to AAMA Board of Trustee member Mayor Brandon Scott of Baltimore during this heartbreaking period following yet another tragic and inexplicable act of violence.

“During a community block party, a time when a neighborhood comes together to celebrate solidarity, precious lives have been lost, countless have been injured, and an entire community has been put at risk. We cannot stand to wait any longer to act. I am calling on Congress to pass meaningful legislation that will make our communities safer,”  said AAMA President and Mount Vernon, N.Y. Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard. “To Mayor Scott and the city of Baltimore, know that you are not alone, and that you have the full support of AAMA through this painful time and as you begin to heal.”