Deadly shootings are up this year in Spartanburg

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — One South Carolina city is brainstorming solutions to curb gun violence as shooting deaths have reached a recent high. Organizers in Spartanburg, South Carolina are putting on a citizen forum Saturday to discuss ideas and then present them to the city council. The Spartanburg Herald-Journal reports that at least six people in the city have already died this month in gun-related incidents. The eight deaths so far in 2021 have already exceeded totals in the three years prior. Police Chief Alonzo Thompson says the high number is an “anomaly” and urges residents to use the department's tip line to help solve some of the crimes.

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