Residents plead for an end to gun violence in the city

(WISH Photo/Brett Bensley)
(WISH Photo/Brett Bensley)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Three homicides just days after one another have people on edge in Indianapolis.

Monday night, Indianapolis Metro Police were called to 38th Street and Keystone Avenue after a double shooting. One man died. Then on Tuesday night, two people were shot and killed outside a gas station at 19th and Rural streets. Police said those victims were ambushed.

Security cameras caught the attack.

24-Hour News 8’s Daniel Miller watched it with drivers who voiced concerns over safety.

Several people he talked to told him the same thing; they believe it’s young people involved in crime that’s causing the problems. They said it’s such a concern, they fear they could get caught in the crossfire.

“The guy was laying here, right next to the car,” said James Harrison of Indianapolis.

Tyrece Dorsey, 23, and William Davis, 25, are two of the latest victims of homicide in Indianapolis this week. Their shooting deaths happened in a public place and were caught on camera.

“He just started blasting; He was walking right here,” Harrison said, “It’s getting bad over here.”

Less than 24 hours later, we went back to ask customers how they feel about their overall safety.

“It’s just ashamed on all the killings and stuff that’s going on here in Indianapolis today,” said Dalandus Glasco of Indianapolis.

“It’s crazy man, for real; seriously. This generation is gone; it isn’t like it was when we grew up. Not at all,” said Gerald Crowe of Indianapolis.

“I grew up over here and a lot of the people my age and his age that’s been over here for a long time wasn’t never like that,” Harrison said.

“Last night’s double homicide was not a random act of violence. These men were targeted and ambushed,” IMPD Chief Rick Hite said in a statement. “This senseless violence must stop and with the public’s cooperation, we will find those responsible for these murders, prevent retaliation, and save lives.”

But, after watching the video, Crowe said me he believes police can do more.

“You got to many young people and they are bunched together all the time; they need to break all that up because they are up to no good,” he said.

Harrison witnessed the commotion and said it’s too close to home.

“Anybody could have been hit; kids, anybody, anybody,” Harrison said.

Hite said they need the public’s help in solving the crimes. Police said the shooter was fairly tall, fairly thin and wearing all black clothes. They’d also like to talk to the people in a truck. Police said there was a girl in the truck who saw the whole thing.

Anyone with information is asked to call crime stoppers at 262-TIPS.

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