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Mother still waiting for justice in daughter's murder

The mother of a woman fatally shot in July is still praying for an arrest as more families look for answers in homicides involving their loved ones.

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - Two more central Indiana families are in mourning after another deadly night in Indianapolis.

Two shooting victims in the early morning hours Thursday were barely past high school age. The first shooting happened on Kenyon Avenue, followed by another near 38th and Boulevard.

The overnight shootings add to the long list of homicides and adds to the families looking for answers, including the family of a mother shot and killed in a cul-de-sac whose killer is still out there.

Pamela Brodie-Wooden showed Eyewitness News the last painting her daughter did before she was shot and killed. Someone opened fire on Monica Pirtle and her baby's father in July. Her murder remains unsolved.

"No one would want to harm Monica, not an enemy in the world. So we know for a fact that those bullets were not meant for her. She was not the target," Brodie-Wooden said.

Pirtle is among the more than 119 murders investigated by Metro Police this year alone.

The number jumped overnight around 2:30 a.m. when officers responded to an alley near West 38th and Boulevard where someone shot and killed a 19 year old man. Thirty minutes later, officers rushed to the 5400 block of North Kenyon where someone shot and killed a 20-year-old man.

Just like in her daughter's murder, Brodie-Wooden hopes their killers are brought to justice.

"Every day I get up, I pray that they have a suspect in custody," she said.

If you have any information that can help police investigating any of the unsolved homicides, call Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS.

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