Stamford meeting addresses violence in city

Stamford officials and community leaders met at the Yerwood Center Tuesday night to discuss ways to fight violence in the city. Police say there has

Police say there has been a spike in shootings as a result of ongoing feuds among different neighborhoods.

Police say there has been a spike in shootings as a result of ongoing feuds among different neighborhoods. (6/21/16)

STAMFORD - Stamford officials and community leaders met at the Yerwood Center Tuesday night to discuss ways to fight violence in the city.

Police say there has been a spike in shootings as a result of ongoing feuds among different neighborhoods.

There have been 11 shootings in Stamford since March, according to officials. To decrease that number, they say they would like to see more community programs for young people as a way to keep them off the streets.

The officials also mentioned improving parent-child relationships and revitalizing neighborhood parks to make them less likely locations for shootings and other violent incidents.

Leaders say they will hold a follow-up meeting in a few weeks.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Police say Greenwich Representative Town Meeting member Christopher 1 Police: Greenwich town official charged with sexual assault
Elianna Cruz died Wednesday after she was shot 2 Family of slain Stamford woman seeks answers after shooting
Court records say police traced more than 1,300 3 Greenwich man accused of collecting child porn resigns from RTM
Soto's family describes the 31-year-old as funny, helpful, 4 Family mourns death of Stamford man killed in crash
Bridgeport police say a woman is in critical 5 Police: Woman shot in the head in Bridgeport

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Focus on Connecticut Focus on Connecticut

Features local, state and federal officials discussing the issues around southwestern Connecticut.

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut. Our Lives

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut.

Each week News 12 Connecticut introduces you to Hometown Hero

News 12 highlights people who give to the community.

We spotlight a local team each week. Connecticut Team of the Week

Each week News 12 Connecticut highlights a team from a local school.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE