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Indianapolis Has Had 100 Murders This Year, 10 Fewer Than Last Year

Police said some of the 118 killings in the city this year have been justified.

INDIANAPOLIS--The capital city has had 100 murders this year. That's 10 fewer than this time last year, said Metro Police. A shooting this morning downtown was murder number 100, said police. 

This time last year there had been 126 homicides and 110 murders. 

Police said the latest murder happened about 3 a.m. at Meridian and South streets, where a man in his 30s was found shot underneath the South St. bridge. Police believe there was a fight before the shooting. The man died at the hospital.

Wednesday evening, a man was found shot to death inside his home on Grant Ave., just north of 10th St., on the city's east side.

Police said the 40-year-old man was shot several times and was found just inside his front door. 

Family members found the man. Police did not have any suspects and are asking for your help, if you know anything about the murder.

Sgt. Kendale Adams said there have been 118 homicides in all this year in the city. Some of those have been ruled self defense or justifiable.

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