African American Mayors Association Statement on the Philadelphia Eid al-Fitr Event Shooting

Published on April 11, 2024

WASHINGTON, DC – In the wake of violence that marred the Eid al-Fitr celebration in West Philadelphia, the African American Mayors Association (AAMA) sends its profound condolences and support to the victims, their families, and all those affected. The shooting, which occurred during an Eid al-Fitr celebration, left 3 people wounded.

“This tragic event, occurring during what should be a peaceful celebration, is a stark reminder of the pervasive issue of gun violence,” said AAMA President and Mount Vernon, NY Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard. “We stand in solidarity with Mayor Cherelle Parker and the  Philadelphia community in these trying times, committed to advocating for measures that ensure the safety and security of all our communities.”

AAMA stands in firm support of Philadelphia and cities around the nation, reinforcing our collective commitment to the safety and well-being of all communities. Together, we pledge to pursue meaningful actions that protect our citizens and prevent future acts of violence.