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Harrisburg to hold community meeting in response to officer involved shooting

HARRISBURG, Pa., — Harrisburg city leaders will hold a community meeting Tuesday night at the Goodwin Memorial Baptist Church in the wake of Sunday night&...

HARRISBURG, Pa., -- Harrisburg city leaders will hold a community meeting Tuesday night at the Goodwin Memorial Baptist Church in the wake of Sunday night's officer involved shooting that killed 20-year old Earl Pinckney.

The purpose of the meeting is to call for peace and healing and allow residents to express their concerns.

In a statement released Monday, Mayor Eric Papenfuse said, "I grieve with the family and express my sincere regret at the tragic events that unfolded Sunday in our city," said Mayor Papenfuse. "I know Chief Carter and his police officers share the pain we all feel as we try to console the family and unite our community."

The meeting will take place at Goodwin Memorial Baptist Church, 2447 Green St., at 6 pm.

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