After recent shootings, Boynton Beach mayor to host town hall meeting

Boynton Beach Police Chief Jeffrey Katz (center) speaks to members of the media about the city's recent gun violence Wednesday, January 25, 2017 as Mayor Steven B. Grant (left) and District 4 Commissioner Joe Casello (right) look on. (Bruce R. Bennett / The Palm Beach Post)

Boynton Beach Police Chief Jeffrey Katz (center) speaks to members of the media about the city’s recent gun violence Wednesday, January 25, 2017 as Mayor Steven B. Grant (left) and District 4 Commissioner Joe Casello (right) look on. (Bruce R. Bennett / The Palm Beach Post)

After two shootings that left seven people with gunshot wounds, Boynton Beach Mayor Steven Grant said he planned to hold monthly public town hall meetings to promote community unity and open dialogue.

The first meeting is Monday at 6 p.m. The meeting is at Carolyn Sims Center at 225 N.W. 12th Ave., south of Gateway Boulevard.

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Four adults and a 6-year-old boy were shot, possibly by a high-powered assault weapon, on Jan. 21 on the 500 block of Northeast Second Street. On Jan. 24, two men were shot at 320 NE 13th Ave., less than a mile from the first shooting.

No arrests have been made. Police Chief Jeffrey Katz said tracking down the shooters would be difficult without the community’s input.

The next town hall meeting will be March 6 at 4 p.m. at City Hall at 100 E. Boynton Beach Blvd.

For information, call 561-742-6010.

 

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