Four law enforcement officers were killed and four others were injured by a shooter reportedly armed with a “high-powered rifle” while attempting to serve a warrant

WASHINGTON, April 29, 2024 – Today in Charlotte, North Carolina three local police officers and one U.S. Marshall were shot and killed alongside four others who were wounded in a mass shooting. According to reports, the officers were on the scene to serve a warrant and were met with gunfire from a “high-powered rifle.” Brady, the nation’s oldest gun violence prevention organization, released the following statement:

Kris Brown, president of Brady, said:

“This is a tragic result of the fact that in America, there are more guns than there are people. These officers were slain on the job with a weapon designed for the battlefield right in the Charlotte community.

“My heart breaks for the families who will now have to bury their loved ones and for those who’ve been injured in such a horrific way. It is not just the people who were shot who will forever carry this pain; mass shootings inflict lasting trauma on entire communities. Until we change our nation’s laws, reform the gun industry, and change hearts and minds about what this uniquely American epidemic is doing to our country, we’ll remain locked in an arms race where not even our law enforcement officers can stop the carnage.”

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