As we’re sure you’re aware there have been a number of high profile shootings in the city recently.

This has led to some fighting between police officers and the mayor with the public looking for an answer to bring down the level of violence.

Well, today police say they have a new strategy for dealing with the issue. 

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That plan is to put a lot more officers on the streets during certain hours of the day when most of the shootings are occurring.

About 200 more police will be out between the hours of 7 p.m. and 3 a.m. as a way of deterring people from committing acts of gun violence. 

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It’s all part of a new $15 million ‘gun-violence reduction plan,’ which will start next Friday. Extra officers will be on the streets during the overnight hours for 8 weeks of the summer.

Police will also be doing intelligence operations around who they say are the “major players when it comes to gun play" in the city, Chief Mark Saunders said.

In all police hope to keep tabs on at least 1,000 people in the city.

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Toronto mayor John Tory for his part says he will continue to push for tighter gun control in the city and wants Doug Ford’s provincial government to help fund more police programs.

Tory will also be putting more funding towards programs that are designed to keep people out of criminal lifestyles.

The city has been in touch with Justin Trudeau’s federal government to get funding as well. 

Source: CBC

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