St. Louis mayor Tishaura Jones was speaking to the press about efforts to reduce violent crime when what sounded like gunshots went off
Jones did not miss a beat, barely reacting and sarcastically saying 'Oh isn't that wonderful,' before getting back to the topic at hand
Jones explained that because she was born and raised in St. Louis, the sound of gunfire was nothing new to her
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The mayor of St. Louis did not flinch during a press conference when gunfire erupted nearby, saying she was unfortunately used to it.
Mayor Tishaura Jones was speaking to the press on Friday about her and Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas' efforts to reduce violent crime following a roundtable discussion about public safety when what sounded like gunfire went off nearby.
But Jones did not miss a beat and sarcastically responded 'Oh isn't that wonderful,' before getting back to the topic at hand.
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St. Louis mayor Tishaura Jones' reaction when gunshots rang out during a press conference
Mayor Tishaura Jones (right) was speaking to the press on Friday about her and South City with Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas (left) efforts to reduce violent crime
A St. Louis police officer walks past an evidence marker near the scene of a fatal shooting in June
She explained that because she was born and raised in St. Louis, the sound of gunfire barely has an effect on her anymore.
'Well I hear gunshots in my neighborhood every night,' she said. 'My son and I fall asleep to the lullabies in the distance every night cause I'm the first mayor in over 20 years to be born, raised and still live in north St. Louis, and it's unfortunate, yes I heard it, but I didn't flinch because I guess it's a part of my life now.'
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