Statement by Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh on the Skyline Apartment Building Murder:

This afternoon Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh issued the following statement regarding the apparent murder at 753 James St. the Skyline Apartments.

“I am sickened by this senseless act of violence and I grieve for the victim and her loved ones. I know Chief Buckner and the Syracuse Police Department are doing everything they can to find and hold accountable whoever is responsible. I spoke with the Chief at the scene earlier this afternoon, and he will provide updates as they become available.

The management of Skyline Apartments has been the focus of increased enforcement for health, housing and safety concerns in recent months. I’m angry over what the people who live there have been put through and are now experiencing. We will use every authority available to us to make the Skyline a safer place for its residents and our entire community.”