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GA Governor Declares State of Emergency Days After Fatal Shooting of 8-Year-Old Girl

HeadlineJul 07, 2020

In Georgia, Republican Governor Brian Kemp declared a state of emergency Monday, activating 1,000 National Guard members, following weeks of unrest and a weekend marked by increased gun violence. Five people were killed over the weekend, including 8-year-old girl Secoriea Turner, who was killed Saturday night in Atlanta while riding in a car with her mother. Secoriea Turner was killed close to the Wendy’s where Rayshard Brooks was shot and killed by police last month in the parking lot.

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