Crown Hill neighborhood is days away from reaching milestone

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The Ten Point Coalition has been patrolling the Crown Hill neighborhood for almost a year. The west side neighborhood which is just south of 38th Street and Illinois Street, has had some challenges in the past.

Last year in 2015, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department investigated a murder after a shooting at Burger King. At one point the Crown Hill neighborhood was described as one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in the country.

Ten Point started patrolling the area. Their workers engaged the residents, and kept them in the loop. During the year Ten Point also helped those without a job find employment at Reiss Welding located in the neighborhood.

If things go well, Ten Point will reach a year without a murder in the Crown Hill neighborhood on Sunday. The group will celebrate this Sunday with a peace march starting at the Mount Zion Baptist Church in the 3500 block of Graceland Avenue. The walk will start at 3 p.m.

During an interview with 24-Hour News 8, Rev. Harrison credited the residents, IMPD and local businesses for the success in the neighborhood.

“The leadership in this community has been very aggressive in trying to make this a healthy community, I’m excited about it, we’ve seen a remarkable turn around,” said Harrison.