STATEMENT: Councilwoman Yaroslavsky Responds to Pico-Robertson Shootings

February 16, 2023|Press Release

For Immediate Release
February 16, 2023

LOS ANGELES - Councilwoman Katy Yaroslavsky issued the following statement after two Jewish men were shot in Pico-Robertson in the past two days.
"These two shootings are deeply concerning to me and my office. We have seen a rise in antisemitic attacks in recent months, and while there remain questions on the motivation of these particular shootings, we cannot ignore the pain and trauma that they have triggered in the community. Let me be clear, hate has absolutely no place in Los Angeles, and Jewish people deserve to live our lives free from the threat of violence and anti-semitism. I am committed to rooting out hate in all forms across Council District 5 and our city.

My heart is with the victims and their families, and I am sending them strength as they recover. My office is working closely with LAPD as they continue their investigation, and will provide updates as more information becomes available."