Bridgeport Mayor Ganim Condemning Today's Deadly Shooting Attack at Pittsburgh Synagogue
“On behalf of the entire community of Bridgeport, we condemn in the strongest possible terms the despicable act of hatred and murder that resulted in a tragic loss of life in the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh this morning. A house of worship should always be a sacred place of refuge and spiritual comfort, not a place where people coming together to pray as a community on the Sabbath must run for cover and hide from bullets. An attack on any synagogue or church is an attack on us all. We stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in the Jewish Community all over the United States and the world, and we want to send a clear message that hate has no place in Bridgeport, or anywhere.
As a result of this mass shooting, Chief Perez and the Bridgeport Police Department has stepped up security measures at all synagogues, mosques and churches in Bridgeport for the foreseeable future. We will ensure the safety of all members of religious communities in our city and our region. We are actively working with our law enforcement partners at the state and federal level in a heightened sense of alert, should any religious institution be targeted.
We encourage any member of the public hearing hateful words targeting any race, religion or ethnicity in threatening terms to report such activity to the Bridgeport Police Anonymous tip line: 203-576-TIPS (8477)."