Tuesday, August 03, 2010
Another Indy Shooting Spree Makes National Headlines
An outdoor barbecue on the City's northwestside turned deadly last night when a masked gunman opened fire on a crowd of more than 30 people gathered outside the home on W. 32nd Street with an AK-47 assault weapon and shot eight people, two of whom died. Mayor Greg "Public Safety Is Job One" Ballard said he was disgusted by the shooting, which he said marred what "had mostly been a peaceful summer in the city." "A peaceful summer?" Apparently Mayor Ballard has been asleep as Indianapolis residents have been fighting off a record number of home invasions and during the downtown shooting spree a couple of weeks ago by two separate shooters during Black Expo's Summer Celebration that resulted in 10 young people between the ages of 10 and 19 getting shot. Like that incident, this latest shooting is making national headlines. Fox News has a story here. CNN has a story here. The AP has a story here. Indianapolis has seen 74 homicides so far this year, which is the highest number the City has experienced in several years since it recorded a record number of homicides in 2006.