Hub City mayor addresses nation's fatal shootings

Hub City mayor addresses nation's fatal shootings

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree released a statement Friday afternoon regarding the three tragic events that took place in St. Paul, Minnesota, Baton Rouge and Dallas this week.

In part of his statement, he writes:

"Our nation has endured three horrible events in less than one week – the senseless murder of citizens in St. Paul, in Baton Rouge and the ambush of police officers in Dallas. I am asking the citizens of Hattiesburg and the Pine Belt area to pray for the victims' families, their communities and for the police officers of those communities."

Here is DuPree's full statement:

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