David Holden talks gun control after Fort Myers shootings
Democratic congressional candidate David Holden this week called for federal gun legislation after a deadly shooting at a Fort Myers mall.
“Our prayers are with you, the two survivors in the hospital and the heroic Marine who came to their aid,” Holden said Wednesday on social media. “This is yet another reason we must end gun violence.”
Holden, who is challenging incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Frances Rooney in Florida’s 19th Congressional District. The Naples Democrat said he’s no stranger to the issue. “I’ve been working with Moms Demand Action for about two years now,” he said. “But this is an important issue, and I think it’s important to a lot of people in Southwest Florida.”
The Lee County Sheriff’s Office said two people were shot and killed at Bell Tower Shops early Wednesday morning, and two more were injured, one in critical condition, as reported by The News-Press. Those killed were 56-year-old Kevin Robinson and 22-year-old Javarcia Riggins. No arrest has been made, but deputies believe it was a “targeted” attack.
The same night, two more people, 41-year-old Torre Deontray Fuller and 43-year-old William Allen Merrill III, were killed in a similar shooting at Sungold