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Mayor ‘frustrated’ by Brockton’s latest homicide

August 7, 2013

BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — Brockton’s mayor says the city’s seventh homicide of the year is both “maddening” and “frustrating.”

Authorities say a man visiting a friend’s home on Fuller Street Monday night was shot there. Thirty-four-year-old Charles Springer was found with a gunshot wound to the torso on the kitchen floor and died at a Boston hospital later that night.

An autopsy is scheduled.

There had been no arrests as of Tuesday night.

The seven homicides in the city this year is now more than the six all of last year.

Mayor Linda Balzotti tells The Enterprise (http://bit.ly/13FF18H ) that city police are doing all they can to stem the violence by stepping up patrols and through proactive programming for at-risk youth.

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Information from: The (Brockton, Mass.) Enterprise, http://www.enterprisenews.com

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