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Recent Attack Prompts Stamford Leaders To Address Violence

Stamford police have been handling a surge in violence in sections of the city, prompting city leaders to gather to find solutions, the Stamford Advocate reports.
Stamford police have been handling a surge in violence in sections of the city, prompting city leaders to gather to find solutions, the Stamford Advocate reports. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman

STAMFORD, Conn. -- On the heels of a violent dispute Wednesday that is the latest in a series of altercations between two groups of teens, community leaders and legislators are planning a Friday press conference to address escalating violence in sections of Stamford, according to the Stamford Advocate.

Wednesday's violence involved one group luring two teens into an ambush with knives and claw hammers at a north Stamford gas station. One of the teens suffered stab wounds and a collapsed lung, the Stamford Advocate says.

Community leaders, including city Rep. Steve Kolenberg and finance board member Sal Gabriele, will address violence on the city's West Side and South End in a press conference at noon Friday outside the Stamford courthouse. There have been 22 shootings in the city since March, and that includes three on Sunday on the city's West Side, the Stamford Advocate reports.

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