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Surge in street violence unrelated to gangs, Malden says

The recent rash of gun violence in Malden is linked to a group of “impact players,’’ many of whom are known to police but who are not believed to be part of an organized street gang, city and police officials said.

“They are young adults who pose a risk’’ to public safety, Mayor Gary Christenson said in an interview at City Hall.

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