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14 Shot, 4 Stabbed, and a Little Girl Grazed by Bullet in Indianapolis Last Weekend

More violence took place this past weekend in the city of Indianapolis. In total, at least 14 people were shot, 4 stabbed and 2 people were killed between Friday night and Monday morning.

The violence claimed the life of a teenage boy who was shot and killed near the Canal Walk in downtown Indy. Another disturbing incident involved a little girl who was grazed by a bullet while sleeping at her home.

Indianapolis now stands at 107 homicides so far in 2020. Murders in the city are up 41% year-over-year, while stabbings are up 12%.

Approximately 80% of violent crime victims in Indianapolis for 2020 were black.

Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett reacted to Friday night’s violence in a Saturday afternoon tweet, celebrating the “hundreds of people” who took part in a drive-through resource fair that included “health screenings, food, and school supply giveaways, as well as mental health and safety resources.” 

Followers to the Mayor’s Twitter account also learned that volunteers at the resource fair also handed out gun locks and face coverings!

The Mayor’s social media message followed his reassuring June 22 tweet that he supports “the reestablishment of the Indianapolis Commission on the Social Status of Black Males as part of our city’s holistic effort to address racial disparities”

Hogsett later added that he looks forward to “further collaboration as we work to create a city that is more just and equitable for all.”

Meanwhile, protestors taking part in a “Wake Up for Black Lives” rally Sunday morning descended upon the neighborhood community where IMPD Chief Randal Taylor resides to express their outrage over the police shooting of Dresjon “Sean” Reed, a 21-year-old male who was killed by IMPD officers in May.

Nearly 50 vehicles gathered at the corner of East 62nd Street and Michigan Road just before 5:30 a.m. with horns honking and people chanting “No Justice, No Peace.” The procession of cars proceeded north on Georgetown Road before making its way to a development near West 86th Street and I-465 where Chief Taylor lives.

WIBC’s Hammer and Nigel comment on last weekend’s violence in the clip below.

https://omny.fm/shows/hammer-and-nigel-show/violence-in-indy-continues

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