HARTFORD — Getting guns off the streets was the focus yesterday of 15 Connecticut mayors and Gov. M. Jodi Rell at a summit on a statewide urban violence problem.
A rash of shootings, fights and other violent incidents that has plagued Stamford and Norwalk in recent months has also hit other cities. Rell last month invited the top local officials of the state’s 14 largest cities and the town of Windham to meet to share suggestions and strategies for attacking the problem, particularly among Connecticut’s youth.
Most of the 90-minute meeting, which was closed to the public, focused on the problem of illegal guns, participants said.