5 people killed in 5-hour span in Indianapolis, homicide rate outpacing 2020 record

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Over a five-hour span Tuesday, five people were killed in three separate shootings putting Indianapolis one month ahead of pace to break last year's record-breaking homicide total.

Indianapolis has seen 217 homicides so far this year, quickly approaching 2020’s record-breaking total of 245, according to Fox 59. With the city currently at the same number of homicides reported in November of last year, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department homicide detectives are busy working on the ever-increasing workload.

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"I cannot state how important it is, and stress how important it is for folks in the community to provide us with information," said William Young, a public information officer for IMPD. "You’ve heard me say it before, lots of my partners here have heard me say it before, it’s extremely, extremely important that our investigators get information to hold those accountable and responsible."

Anyone with information about any of the homicides that have taken place so far this year, is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 317-262-8477.

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