Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has sent out a tweet assuring the local Jewish community that city police are enhancing security around area Synagogues in the wake of the Pittsburgh mass shooting.
Garcetti said that the LAPD would step up patrols and has reached out to community leaders to address any concerns in the wake of the incident.
He said the Pittsburgh incident has no specific connection to anything in Los Angeles.
The LAPD issued its own statement on the matter: “We are monitoring the situation in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania very closely and communicating with our local, state and federal law enforcement partners. Right now, there is no apparent connection to Los Angeles. However, out of an abundance of caution you will see extra patrols around houses of worship today. Remember if you see something…say something.”