LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore says violent crime continues to increase in Los Angeles.

He says 600 people have been victims of shootings in LA so far this year, compared to 378 last year, a 59% increase.

Homicides have increased by about 22% compared to this time last year, and the number of homicides involving gangs have increased 37% compared to last year and 49% compared to two years ago.

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