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.

8 comments:

Cato said...

The problem with Indy is the people.

Detroit is on to something. Destroy the habitats for failed peoples to live, and you ship these failed people somewhere else.

Of course, Indiana may need and want Indianapolis to be the sacrificial lamb so the crime isn't exported.

Paul K. Ogden said...

The Mayor dismissed the shooting today as not being that unsual as it was another case where the the shooter and the people he shot know each other.Well that's the case about in 90% of murders, and probably will be in this case too. However, I would note the shooter was masked and a witness stated she had no idea who he was. It's amazing how Mayor Ballard knew who the person was behind the mask.

Advance Indiana said...

IMPD still has no idea who the second shooter at the downtown shooting was despite the presence of hundreds of police officers near the crime scene and numerous surveillance cameras.

Paul K. Ogden said...

AI,

If they'd make the video public, which they will have to do eventually anyway, they would undoubtedly get leads. I don't buy the conspiracy theory about the shooting, but needless secrecy breeds these kind of conspiracy theories.

HOOSIERS FOR FAIR TAX said...

Speaking of headlines that don't flatter our city...

The black minister who sought to teach the white cop a lesson, is a Drudge Report Headline right now.

This crap doesn't help property values.

Marycatherine Barton said...

I wish Indianapolis had a mayor who really cared about getting to the bottom of what is causing such violent indiscriminate public behavior by grown men in Indianapolis this summer, in that church, downtown, and now in a west-side neighborhood, all bizarre and outlandish enough to make national news. Call me sad. Should we call them crazy?

Downtown Indy said...

It made Shepard Smith's FOX show tonight, too.

dcrutch said...

Half our downtown kids can't graduate, libraries, pools, and parks can't stay open, folks getting shot-up at barbecues & teen gatherings- but we spend 33M to keep the Pacers.

Boom Baby!