MEMPHIS — Tennessee Sen. Raumesh Akbari, D-Memphis, issued a statement for healing after a 19-year-old gunman killed four people and injured three others on a shooting spree Sept. 7.

Sen. Raumesh Akbari’s statement:

My Lord, it’s over. Memphis. Our Memphis. Our city.

We are tired; we are exhausted. There has been so much loss; too many families grieving. There is so much good in this city that’s being overshadowed by evil. So much light being threatened by darkness.

It’s going to take not just elected officials, not just law enforcement, but the entire community to heal our city. Clergy, community leaders, business leaders, everyone. I’m praying. And I’m ready to fight for Memphis.