Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

Four Slain in Indy Shootings

Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

Four Slain in Indy Shootings

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INDIANAPOLIS - Indianapolis' homicide count is on pace to reach its highest level in nearly a decade with a shootout that killed three men and a fatal home invasion in different sections of the city. Police spokesman Lt. Christopher Bailey said Tuesday that the overnight shootings brought the number of violent deaths in the city to 59 so far this year. That compares with 47 at this time last year, when the city had a total of 125 homicides, its highest count in seven years.

Officers responding to a report of gunfire on the city's northwest side Monday night found two men dead just outside the front door of a house. Sgt. Kendale Adams said a wounded man found behind the home died after being taken to a hospital. A 10-year-old girl in a nearby home was hit by a stray bullet and hospitalized in stable condition, police said.

Nearby homes were pockmarked by bullets from what police described as a shootout. One man found nearby was being questioned, police said. …

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