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Compton mobilizes to stop surge of violence

Surge of violence accounts for 11 murders in 2016; more than twice the killings at same time last year COMPTON —The City has mobilized to bring a halt to a surge of violence that has accounted

Surge of violence accounts for 11 murders in 2016; more than twice the killings at same time last year

COMPTON —The City has mobilized to bring a halt to a surge of violence that has accounted for 11 murders in 2016, including four recent shootings that took the lives of four men. L.A. County sheriff’s investigators probing the case cite an uptick in street gang mayhem.

City officials have mobilized to curb the violence with an emergency “Compton Watch: Stop the Violence” rally, Thursday at Gonzales Park, 1101 W. Cressey St., from 6 -7:30 p.m.

The rally is being spearheaded by the Compton City Council, specifically the offices of District 1 and District 3 Council members Janna Zurita, and Tana McCoy, respectively.

In addition to Zurita and McCoy present will be law enforcement personnel, faith- and community-based leaders, family and kin of the victims of the mayhem. A candle-lighting ceremony will precede the rally.

For more information call (310) 605-5510 or  (310) 605-5612.

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