06/19/2013 06:18 pm ET

No More Names, Anti-Gun Violence Campaign, Lists Tamerlan Tsarnaev As Gun Victim


Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev was mistakenly placed on a list of gun victims read at an anti-gun violence rally, Concord Patch reported.

The Tuesday event, sponsored by Mayors Against Illegal Guns, was held outside the New Hampshire State House in Concord. According to the Atlantic Wire, the rally was part of the group's "No More Names" bus tour -- a 25-state, 100-day effort to reduce gun violence.

According to Patch, Mayors Against Illegal Guns confirmed that it had taken the names from a crowd-sourced list of gun victims on Slate.com, which included Tsarnaev. WMUR-TV in Manchester, N.H., obtained a statement from the group, saying that it regretted naming the alleged Boston bomber.

"He was absolutely not a victim," the statement read. "His name should have been deleted before the list was provided to a family member for reading and his name should never have been read. It was a mistake, it should not have happened and we sincerely apologize."

Days after the April 15 Boston bombings, Tsarnaev was shot in a gun fight with police. His body was then dragged under the car driven by his brother and second terror suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Tamerlan Tsarnaev died from gun shot wounds and blunt trauma to his head and torso, according to his death certificate.



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