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    Mayor Issues Statement Regarding Shooting at Virginia Beach Municipal Center

    Lynchburg Mayor Treney Tweedy issued the following statement regarding the Friday, May 31 mass shooting at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center.
     
    “I, along with my fellow members of City Council and the citizens of Lynchburg, are deeply saddened by the horrific tragedy that took the lives of 12 public servants and wounded four others in Virginia Beach on Friday. We offer our deepest condolences, thoughts and prayers to the families, loved ones, and residents of Virginia Beach who have been so brutally impacted by this heinous act of violence. To Mayor Dyer and your governing body, please know you have our unwavering support. There are no words we can say to make this better. We can only work together to keep these acts of violence from happening again. All of you will remain in our prayers.”
     
    “When terrible events like the one in Virginia Beach occurs, there are always questions about what is being done locally to ensure it doesn’t happen here,” said City Manager Bonnie Svrcek. “We know that there is nothing we can do to eliminate all possibilities of violence ever taking place in one of our facilities; however, we have taken a number of precautions in the City including mandatory active shooter training for all of our employees, the requirement of identification badges, measures to secure our buildings and other means that we will not make public.  One of the most important measures we can take has been to encourage our employees to remain alert at all times.”