Ten Point Coalition Leader Responds To Triple Murder On Indy's Northwest Side

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Ten Point Coalition Leader Responds To Triple Murder On Indy's Northwest Side

Rev. Harrison, in a tweet Monday morning, says the young people who are gathering in that area also "bring the guns and the drama" and are resolving conflicts by shooting and killing each other.

INDIANAPOLIS -- Following the shooting deaths of three men on the northwest side of Indianapolis Sunday night, one of the leaders of the Indianapolis Ten Point Coalition says more needs to be done to stop the violence in that neighborhood.

IMPD says the three men were shot near West 26th Street and Ethel Avenue east of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard around 10:30 p.m. Sunday.  Investigators say it happened near a jazz concert not far from Watkins Park.  

"Every Sunday now, within two or three blocks of MLK, east and west, the younger people are gathering there," says Rev. Charles Harrison with the Ten Point Coalition.  "You have a lot of drug activity and criminal activity that leads to what we saw [Sunday] night."

 

Rev. Harrison, in a tweet Monday morning, says the young people who are gathering in that area also "bring the guns and the drama" and are resolving conflicts by shooting and killing each other.

"This is the second triple shooting that we have had in the area in the last few years and it's just so tragic that we continue to have this level of violence," says Rev. Harrison.  "I don't think we are addressing it appropriately as a city." 

Rev. Harrison is calling on elected officials and IMPD to reach out to those who are connected in the community to come up with a solution to end the violence.

"[City leaders] need to listen to the community and follow [the] lead [of the Ten Point Coalition] and give us the resources that needed to curb the violence," says Rev. Harrison.  

 

Photo: Thinkstock / Chalabala

 

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