Gun incidents fast on the rise in St. Paul

In the first five months of this year, gun incident reports were up 65 percent, compared with the average for the same period between 2008 and 2010, a Pioneer Press analysis found. Reports of shots fired and aggravated assaults involving guns over the winter months were double of what has been typical. Law enforcement officials and community members are gathering to talk about gun violence issues Thursday.
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In the first five months of this year, gun incident reports were up 65 percent, compared with the average for the same period between 2008 and 2010, a Pioneer Press analysis found. Reports of shots fired and aggravated assaults involving guns over the winter months were double of what has been typical. Law enforcement officials and community members are gathering to talk about gun violence issues Thursday.

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