Federal Agencies, Police Address Detroit Violence

By: AP
By: AP

The U.S. Attorney's office and the FBI are expected to join Detroit police to discuss current law enforcement efforts in the city.
Wednesday afternoon's press conference is in response to an apparent surge in violent crime, including the recent shootings of at least three children.
Michigan State Police and agents from Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Drug Enforcement Administration also are expected to attend the press conference.
A 6-year-old boy was critically wounded Sunday night during an attempted carjacking. That shooting follows the Jan. 31 slaying of a 12-year-old girl and Feb. 20 shooting death of a 9-month-old boy. Shots were fired into both of their homes.
Last fall, federal officials announced stepped up prosecutions of gun crimes as part of a crackdown on violence across Detroit.

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