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Press Release from Mayor Michelle Roman (Oct. 17)

Please see the below press release from City of Lockport Mayor Michelle Roman on Saturday, Oct.17, 2020.

The City of Lockport is deeply saddened by the tragic events that took place overnight, at a Halloween party in the city. Sadly, one young person lost her life while visiting with friends. Five others were wounded when shots were fired into the area of the house. Our heartfelt condolences to the victim’s family and friends, and to the five others wounded. We want everyone who was affected by the terrible events last night to know that people care deeply, and that support is available. Please reach out to our county helpline at the Crisis Services number: (716) 285-3515, should you need counseling regarding this devastating event

Everyone in our community has the right to feel, and to be, safe in their homes. Our police department is diligently continuing to investigate this crime, along with our partners from the district attorney’s office, county and regional task force. Our community will get through this by supporting one another and working together.

lf you or someone you know has any information regarding this shooting, please contact the police through our non-emergency number, 716.433.7700, confidential tip line 716.439.6707, or Lockport PD citizen reporting through the STOPit app. You can sign up with the app under the City of Lockport, NY Police Department with the code LockportPDTips. People who are afraid to step forward, but may have information regarding last night’s event, may send video, pictures and/or text messages through this app without fear of being identified.

We are doing everything possible to help our community members through this tragic event and to identify the perpetrators.