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IMPD: Non-fatal shootings way up this year

Posted at 10:10 PM, Apr 01, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS -- There's been no let-up in the level of violence being seen on Indianapolis streets, and that's a growing concern to IMPD.

Already this year there has been a dramatic increase in the number of non-fatal shootings. Through the first quarter of the year there have been 108 non-fatal shootings. There were 76 at this time last year.

Even worse, as many as 60 percent of the victims of non-fatal shootings refuse to cooperate with police or identify their assailants.

Police worry about the increasing number of people who want to settle their differences with a firearm.

Metro police are trying to prevent violence by holding community discussion forums, meeting regularly with neighborhood leaders and by creating smaller patrol areas in high-crime areas.

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