Brantford Police invest more in newly launched gun task force

BRANTFORD, ONT-An increase in gun related violence in the City of Brantford has spurred increased investment in a Task Force focusing on gun -related crime in the city. Police said there has been a “substantial increase in the prevalence of guns and gun violence over the past 15 weeks” in Brantford. Police released statistics Thursday (April 25 2019) showing that since January 2019, there have been 16 gun-related incidents, including the seizure of four loaded handguns and eight shooting incidents, which resulted in seven shooting victims, one a homicide. Police said the incidents were not random criminal acts; the persons involved are believed to be entrenched within criminal and high-risk lifestyles, and in most cases were known to each other. Regardless, these incidents and the increased presence of guns in…

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