Dealing with wave of violence in Indianapolis
Crime concerns are widespread, not just among city leaders, but the state as well. One U.S. Senator wants to hear from you about the current wave of violence in Indianapolis.
Tuesday's meeting about crime takes place at the Christamore House and it's put on, not by local law enforcement, but on a state level.
Indianapolis is trying to get a handle on what appears to be a wave of violence. The most recent shooting took place on Monday. Two people were shot, one of them died, in the 400 block of North Denny Street on the city's east side. The shooting appears to have started with an argument. Another shooting took place a week earlier, that's when three people died and a 10 year old was injured when she was grazed by a bullet.
Dawn Snyder with the Indianapolis Metro Police Department says, "The city's police force and Department of Public Safety have been holding their own meetings and changing the way police fight crime to get a handle on what many perceive as a serious problem."
Senator Joe Donnelly is hosting Tuesday's crime meeting at the Christamore House, which is located at 502 North Tremont Street in Indianapolis. It starts at 4:00 p.m. There's also a meeting at Forest Manor Multi-Services Center, located at 5603 East 38th Street. That meeting starts at 6:30 p.m.
As for the recent shootings, if you have any information that could help IMPD, you can provide those tips anonymously at 262-TIPS.