Philadelpha, Pennsylvania (CNN) — When Jamiels Shaw was killed in Philadelphis in December 2016, he was not the only one to die in the city.
Shaw was a man with a life.
He worked as a barber in the area, as well as as in the restaurant industry.
He was also a father, and a husband, and he had a son.
He loved his family and his community, and loved to share his love of music with his friends.
Shaws death touched us deeply, not just because of the tragedy, but also because it was one of many people who had died during a time of such senseless violence.
The community of Philidelphia is mourning the loss of so many people.
In a city that was already struggling with a number of problems, it was particularly heartbreaking to hear about so many of those people’s deaths.
In a statement, Mayor Jim Kenney said: We have lost a hero.
He will be remembered for his dedication to his community and the people who loved him.
He had a heart of gold and always stood for what was right.
I will always remember him for the love he had for his friends, and the love that he shared with all of us in the Philidelphian community.
Philadelphsylvania is home to a diverse population of people from many backgrounds and from many walks of life.
Many Philadelpians are members of faith-based organizations and groups.
Others live in other parts of the country and are immigrants from other countries.
There is also a vibrant, active gay community in the region.
Philidelphians, like many other American communities, have struggled with gun violence.
In 2016, a young man from Connecticut shot and killed a homeless man and wounded three others in a crowded public park in New Haven, Connecticut.
That man was a 22-year-old named Dylan Wade.
In the weeks after that shooting, the state legislature passed a law that would ban the sale of semi-automatic weapons, as a response to the spate of shootings that year.
That law was quickly vetoed by Gov.
Dannel P. Malloy.
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kennedy said that in the wake of Shaw’s death, the city felt the need to put in place a law banning the sale and purchase of firearms.
He said the city’s policy of no-fly zones has been an effective tool in preventing shootings, and it will continue to be.
He added that the city has had a significant uptick in crime this year, but it is not the reason why people are becoming more violent.
The answer is prevention.
I am convinced that the community is stronger and more united than we were in the past, and I will continue that effort.