Lexington Mayor Jim Gray asked for a moment of silence to open Tuesday's council work session. It was in memory of two-year-old Nova Marie Gallman, who died this week after being hit by gunfire intended for someone else. “It’s sad, and tragic, and heartbreaking, the loss of this two year old child,” Gray said.
Council member Kevin Stinnett asked for committee consideration of issues related to youth gun violence. “When a crime is committed, right now there is no mandatory sentence. So people who keep using guns to commit crimes keep getting back out,” Stinnett noted.
Council member Jennifer Mossotti cited local statistics over the past year showing almost 200 guns were stolen out of cars. She says many of those weapons are ending up on the street. Three crime related matters were sent to the council’s general government committee.