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Recent death boosts Flint homicide total to record

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FLINT, MI (AP) -

The number of homicides in Flint last year has surpassed its previous record high after a man died about several months after being shot at a gas station.

The Flint Journal reports Matthew Dewayne Williams died earlier this month. The 24-year-old was shot Nov. 6 and hospitalized. Flint last year had tied its 2010 record with its 66th homicide on Dec. 30 when a man was found shot to death inside a car.

Mayor Dayne Walling says the numbers are "affirming that the gun violence in Flint is at a historic high."

Walling is a member of the Mayors Against Gun Violence Coalition and said the group pushes for stricter gun control legislation.

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Information from: The Flint Journal, http://www.mlive.com/flint

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