ASTORIA - Senate Deputy Leader Michael Gianaris issued the following statement about the weekend shooting death of Gudelia Vallinas.
"My heart aches for the family of Gudelia Vallinas. She was a mother, an immigrant, and a beloved member of our community. Her death at the hands of needless gun violence is a shocking indicator that still more must be done to address the scourge of gun violence, and it must be done in a way that centers community members. I am committed to working with policymakers, violence interrupters, and our neighbors to prevent any more tragedies like this."