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NYC Mayor Adams Creates Gun Task Force to Cut Violence as Summer Looms

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New York Mayor Eric Adams, coping with a wave of shootings across the city that began in the early months of the pandemic, announced the creation of a gun task force ahead of the traditional summer surge in violence.

The task force will be co-chaired by Andre T. Mitchell, the founder of Man Up!, a Brooklyn based anti-violence group, and Deputy Mayor Sheena Wright, Adams said at a City Hall briefing on Thursday. Mitchell’s group focuses on violence interruption and community development. The New York Times earlier reported the plan to enlist Mitchell.