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Indianapolis Seeks Quick Answers to Slayings Trend

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (AP) – Indianapolis has recorded its 100th homicide with three months left in the year.
The latest killing keeps the city on track to set a seven-year high for homicides and come within 30 of its bloodiest year ever.
Authorities have implemented a series of long-range plans to deal with the rising tide of killings. They include hiring 150 new police officers by the end of 2018 and initiatives to keep young people from turning to crime.
But leaders are fighting back now, too. Police are putting more officers on the street and encouraging people to report crimes. Faith-based groups are on patrol, intervening to keep street fights from escalating.
The 100th killing came Friday when a police officer tracking gunshots found a dead man in an alley.

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