Fayetteville leaders to discuss gun violence

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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Officials in Fayetteville are scheduled to hold a news conference to talk about the recent run of gun-related violence in the city.

City Manager Ted Voorhees and Interim Police Chief Katherine Bryant scheduled the news conference for Thursday afternoon at the police department.

Staff with the Fayetteville Police Department will speak about some of the proactive measures that the department has taken in addressing violent crime.

The Fayetteville Observer reports that Voorhees openly discussed his concern over the increase in violence in Fayetteville during Monday’s city council meeting. During the meeting, he said Bryant formed a special gun violence task force to address the situation. Bryant has not previously discussed or announced the task force.

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