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United States

31 January 2006

San Francisco Chronicle / AP

SAN FRANCISCO — The number of shootings in the city shot up more than 20 percent last year, an increase police blamed on a crop of impulsive younger gunmen and an influx of firearms into violent neighborhoods. San Francisco police responded to 315 shootings last year, a 21 percent jump over the 260 shootings logged in 2004, officers said Monday at a Board of Supervisors committee meeting to address the rise in violence. Killings resulting from gunshots have steadily... (

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