Nine people were shot in a span of 14 hours in shootings that took place between the hours of early Sunday morning and early Monday morning. Two victims from separate shootings died as a result of their injuries, according to police.
The first person killed was believed to be shot in the area of 62nd Street and Moller Road on the west side.
Another person was found shot to death early Monday near Stop 11 Road and McFarland Road on the south side. The man who was shot was alive when police arrived but died shortly after from his injuries.
Other non-fatal shootings that happened, as reported by WIBC’s Kurt Darling:
- Sunday, 2:23 a.m.: IMPD officers responded to a report of a person shot at Broad Ripple Avenue & Guilford Avenue.
- Sunday, 2:35 a.m.: IMPD officers responded to a report of a person shot at 1050 Broad Ripple Avenue.
- Sunday, 3:52 a.m.: IMPD officers responded to a report of a person shot at 30 E. Georgia Street.
- Sunday, 4:50 a.m.: IMPD officers responded to a report of a walk-in person shot at 720 Eskenazi Avenue (Eskenazi Hospital).
- Sunday, 11:14 p.m.: IMPD officers responded to a report of a person shot at 2869 Ludwig Drive.
- Monday, 12:11 a.m. IMPD officers responded to a report of a person shot at 3536 Hyannis Port Drive.
Meanwhile, Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett appears to be at a loss as to what needs to be done to curb the city’s violent crime.
Perhaps Hogsett should take a cue from Washington D.C. Police Chief Robert Contee who told reporters Friday that he is “mad as hell” over the rise in violence in his city, says adding that “the justice system that we have right now, it is not functioning the way that it should.”
“I’m saying to you, enough is enough,” Contee continued during his seven-minute impromptu statement.
“But I’m gonna tell you the truth,” Contee added. “The real issue is we have a vicious cycle of bad actors who do things, no accountability, and they end up back in [the] community.”
“But you cannot coddle violent criminals,” he stated emphatically. “You cannot.”
“They might not want a job. They might not. They might not need services,” he said.
“What they may require is to be off of our streets because they’re making it unsafe for us. And if that’s what it requires, then that’s what it requires. And we have to own it. We have to own it. Because if not, we see more of this.”
FOP President Rick Snyder told WIBC’s Nigel and Guy Relford that Contee’s statements were an accurate description of the self-imposed challenges Indianapolis is facing with violent crime, adding that the criminal justice system in our city is “broken by design.”
Synder explains in the clip below.