- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 29, 2015

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - The mayors of several cities in new York are brainstorming for ways to curb gun violence.

Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren organized a discussion Monday following two recent shootings in her city in which multiple victims were struck. One of them, a drive-by outside the Boys and Girls Club in August, killed three people and wounded four others.

Warren says the mayors agree poverty and a revolving-door legal system are factors in the violence. They are exploring potential legislative changes.

In the meantime, Rochester is about to launch a designated gun court to bring uniformity to the way gun crimes are handled.

The mayor says the city has taken 44 percent more guns off the street this year compared to last year, but has still seen an alarming number of shootings.

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