By Fran Wilson, Staff Writer
HARTFORD — On the heels of its 19th homicide for the year, Hartford lawmakers will meet with residents to discuss the recent spike in violence.
Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) will be hosting a forum on July 30 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Parker Memorial Community Center.
Along with Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT-05) and Mayor Pedro Segarra, he will meet with members of the community to hear their thoughts, answer questions, and discuss possible paths forward from these recent tragedies.
In 2014, the number of homicide was 19. Since 2015, there has been 19.
The latest shooting happened Sunday evening and police are still looking for the gunmen.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has offered assistance with combating crime in the state’s capital city. His administration is sending in probation officers and parole officers to track down “the 1 percent” police say are responsible for most of the violent crime in the city. Malloy also said he plans to commit resources from the departments of probation and parole, the state’s attorney’s office, the U.S. attorney’s office, the FBI and the Drug Enforcement Agency.
Additionally, state troopers teamed up with Hartford police after a surge in shootings and homicides last weekend.