BRIDGEPORT - Bridgeport's Mayor hosted a public meeting last night at the City Hall Annex for residents to discuss the recent spike in violence in the city.

The number of homicides and shootings in Bridgeport is on the rise from last year.

The latest murder, the 17th in the city this year, came just hours after last night's meeting.

Bridgeport officials say they're considering implementing a citywide neighborhood watch program.