- Associated Press - Thursday, September 1, 2016

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says the state is sending more help to Bridgeport as city police fight an uptick in gun violence.

Malloy met with Mayor Joseph Ganim and other local, state and federal officials Thursday to discuss how to stop the violence. One person has been killed and nearly 20 others wounded in recent shootings.

The Democratic governor says Bridgeport will be getting more state funding. State police also will help local officers patrol city streets.

The meeting on Thursday included officials with the FBI, state police and the local prosecutor’s office.

Bridgeport Police Chief Armando Perez recently requested help from state police in dealing with a surge in gang violence that included the shooting of 13 people at a house party last month. All 13 victims survived.

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