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Police say the number of murders in 2010 jumped from 12 to 16 in just one week, four more murders than all of last year.
Tonight, Bridgeport residents and community leaders met and spoke out against the violence.
Mayor Bill Finch and Acting Police Chief Joseph Gaudett say the availability of illegal guns is also fueling the problem.