Courtesy of the Office of Councilmember Barbara Bry, San Diego City Council, District 1:
Statement by Councilmember Barbara Bry on the aftermath of the shooting at La Jolla Crossroads
San Diego experienced a horrific mass shooting on Sunday. One of the seven victims lost her life, and we are grateful that the others are all expected to recover.
Thank you to the San Diego Police Department and to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department for responding swiftly to the situation. We are also grateful to the committed medical professionals who worked around the clock to care for the wounded. Your bravery and dedication saved lives.
We mourn the loss of Monique Clark, the mother of three who perished in this unspeakable tragedy. My heart breaks for Monique’s young children, family, and for the other victims of this crime who suffered unimaginable pain and fear. My thoughts and prayers are with the Clarks, the victims who are recovering, and everyone who was touched by this violent act.
I am shocked and outraged that a shooting of this magnitude happened right here in our community. In the days after this tragic shooting, questions remain about why this heinous crime occurred.
The fact that almost all of the victims are people of color cannot be ignored. The survivors of this attack have spoken out and believe that people of color were targeted by the shooter.
The SDPD is conducting a thorough investigation, and I applaud their diligence in handling this case. I am hopeful that the investigation will shed light on the motives behind this devastating attack.
This tragedy will not separate us—it will bring us closer together. My office is here as a resource during this trying time, and I encourage residents to reach out to us if you are in need of counseling or other support services. We as a community need time to heal, and my office is here to assist in any way that we can.
This evening, Wednesday, several vigils are being held in honor of the victims, and I plan to attend the vigil in remembrance of Monique Clark at La Jolla Crossroads.
Other community resources:
For the residents of La Jolla Crossroads:
Free and confidential counseling by licensed professionals is being offered at the La Jolla Crossroads Leasing Office. For details, contact Dana Maffeo: 858-220-5122; firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the UCSD Campus:
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides mental health support for students. To contact CAPS, please call 858-534-3755 or visit room 190 of Galbraith Hall.
For campus staff and faculty, the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) offers one-on-one counseling sessions. Contact FSAP at: 858-534-5523.
Health Systems staff and faculty are encouraged to call Optum Behavioral Health at:888-866-6205.
Full statement from Barbara Bry available at https://www.sandiego.gov/sites/default/files/utc_shooting_aftermath_statement_5_3_17.pdf
Councilmember Barbara Bry represents San Diego City Council District 1, which includes the communities of Carmel Valley, Del Mar Heights, Del Mar Mesa, La Jolla, Pacific Highlands Ranch, Torrey Hills, Torrey Pines, and University City.
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