SPD to host community meeting on gun violence

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SARASOTA – The Sarasota Police Department is hosting a community meeting to help address gun violence.

After four unsolved shootings in one week, Chief Bernadette DiPino, says her department is increasing a community–policing initiative to address gun violence in parts of North Sarasota.

At least twelve shootings have occurred there since January, five in the past week alone.

The meeting will be May 24th at 6:30 p.m. at the Robert L. Taylor Community Center in Newtown.

Medical personnel, psychiatrists and community members are being invited to attend.

The Herald–Tribune reports the police department will provide a recent crime data report at the meeting.

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