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Malloy Promises Aid To Bridgeport To Fight Gun Violence

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) – Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says the state is sending more help to Bridgeport as city police fight an uptick in gun violence.

Malloy met with Mayor Joseph Ganim and other local, state and federal officials Thursday to discuss how to stop the violence. One person has been killed and nearly 20 others wounded in recent shootings.

The Democratic governor says Bridgeport will be getting more state funding.

State police also will help local officers patrol city streets.

The meeting on Thursday included officials with the FBI, state police and the local prosecutor’s office.

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