Mallory issues statement on weekend shootings

Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory
Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory issued a statement about two shootings that occurred on Saturday night.

Uriah Ware, 17, was shot in the face at the former National Guard Armory on Reading Road as he was leaving a friend's party.

James Christopher, 28, was shot to death in West Price Hill.

"Two young men losing their lives to gun violence in one night is absurd," Mayor Mark Mallory said.  "Uriah Ware was hit by a stray bullet at a birthday party.  Parents should not have to worry about their child's safety at a birthday party.  James Christopher was shot on the street in West Price Hill.  My heart is with the family and friends of Uriah Ware and James Christopher.  We need peace in this community.  This senseless violence must end."

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