Guzman urges authorities to put a halt to gun violence in Reading

In the wake of the two homicides that took place early Sunday within an hour of each other in Reading, State Rep. Manny Guzman, D-Berks, is urging authorities to put a halt to gun violence in the city.

“We need to put a halt to gun violence; I urge the residents to cooperate with local authorities,” Guzman said in a statement Monday. “I am profoundly saddened by these tragic events. Enough is enough. We cannot acknowledge violence as part of our daily routine, as part of our lives, we must keep fighting to curb this spate of horror.

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“As a concerned resident and elected official, I’m working to secure more effective actions. I believe that gun violence is preventable. I’m proactively collaborating with Berks County DA John Adams and state Attorney General Josh Shapiro and I will not stop until we reach bolder actions on gun control. I will not cease until we bring peace of mind to our community.”

The Reading Police Department is investigating two fatal shootings that occurred in the early morning hours of Sunday, July 31, 2022, in two separate areas of the city. Read more:

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