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Gun-related crime up 128 percent for Berrien County since 2019

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ST. JOSEPH — Crimes involving guns are up all across the state and the nation, and Southwest Michigan is not immune.

Local judges, police, prosecutors and clergy are concerned with the growing trend.

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LASATA

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BAILEY

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PIERANGELI

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Michigan State Police First Lt. Ryan Schoonveld helps Marcus Holmes, 6, with his new bike and helmet during a “Bike with a Cop” event held earlier this month at the Boys & Girls Club of Benton Harbor.

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