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Over 100 shots were fired in downtown Indianapolis early Sunday morning, forcing police to shut down a portion of the downtown business district to ensure the public’s safety.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers were called to the 200 block of South Meridian Street around 1 a.m. and located multiple shell casings in the area.

25 Officers were called in from around the city to assist IMPD officers.

Police say shots went through a hotel and police station downtown.

From Friday night through Sunday morning, at least 12 were people shot, three stabbed, and two killed in the city. 

Indianapolis has suffered a total of 119 homicides in 2021. The city’s homicide rate is up 32% over 2020.

Indy is one of several Democrat-run cities in the U.S. experiencing a sharp rise in murders over the last year – a list that includes Minneapolis, Portland, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago.

As noted by WIBC’s Hammer and Nigel Monday, every one of those cities has been at the forefront of the ‘Defund The Police’ movement.

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