Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Wilkinsburg Needs Support, Not Negativity

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Wilkinsburg Needs Support, Not Negativity

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On the shootings in Wilkinsburg, my neighborhood ("Wilkinsburg Mourning," March 11): My prayers have gone up for everyone involved - the victims, the victims' families, everyone who attended the party, the people who lived at the home where it took place, the neighbors, the police and paramedics who were the first responders and everyone who lives in Wilkinsburg whose heart is as heavy as mine.

God, please give us the strength to get through this and please let these killers be found, tried and granted the exact pain and suffering that their barbaric act did to everyone involved.

Also, I'd like to ask people not to cast aspersions on my entire community because of the heinous crime done by two people. When I tell people that I live in Wilkinsburg, the first thing they say is how dangerous it is here and ask why I don't move to a safer community. …

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