Sunday, October 30, 2011

Sadness and Results

Collecting the stories of shootings this week, I looked forward to posting the results and looking for patterns. I had a conversation with a victim's extended family member that made me stop this project. I will discuss patterns after this, but my friend's words made me depressed.

The shooting that killed my friend's loved one was a ridiculous shooting that started with an argument. Just an argument between a couple, and she used her little brother to gun down her boyfriend. He will go to jail for murder and possibly be sentenced to death if convicted. How little is life valued? How little impulse control do people have? How does an argument lead to someone deciding to gun an unsuspecting man down? It is sick and a symptom of a disease in society. My friend was down as the murderer's family was doing the 'cover' routine and not calling him out for his actions and his sister's actions that killed a man. The worst part of my conversation with my friend was that this was not the first loved one she had be a murder victim.

Patterns from looking at the shootings:
People move out of higher crime areas.
White flight does happen for good reasons: crime. Gun crimes are a great indicator of general crime levels.
Black flight does happens as well as the law abiding citizens of an area get enough money and move out.
Moving into gentrified areas is a safer choice 10+ years into the process. It might cost more money, but the area will be safer 10+ years into gentrification.
Hispanics limited by economics are moving into poor, crime infested neighborhoods that whites and blacks are abandoning. It will be interesting if they can change the area into one of less crime.

My response to the Indianapolis Star's article on people needing to live closer to other groups is:

People will seek safe neighborhoods and seek good school districts. The gun crime in Indianapolis is far more likely to occur in mixed neighborhoods or neighborhoods which are majority or a plurality black. Teaching the world to sing and drinking a Coca-Cola might work in TV ads, but it doesn't in the real world.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Shooting Downtown

A man was shot while another man tried to invade his home. The Alabama st location per the NY Times census lost 7% of its population since 2000, and seems to be going through some gentrification. The breakdown is:

50% white, 42% black, 4% hispanic. There was a large swing up in the white pop and large swing down in the black pop.

Village Pantry Shooting

A man shot a clerk at a Village Pantry station. The cops arrested a 15 year old for the shooting. This west 86th st location is on the line for two census tracts. This is a pretty commercial area, and you can tell the uhhh, apartment complex areas vs. the normal development areas.

Tract 1: 65% white, 20% black, 10% hispanic. 14% bigger than in 2000.
Tract 2: 34% white, 42% black, 18% hispanic. 5% bigger than in 2000.

Under the numbers, whites are fleeing while blacks and hispanics are moving in.

Cab Hold Up

This is incredibly stupid. A person calls a cab, gets in, gets dropped off and robs the cab driver for $20. I hope they throw the idiot in jail for years. This is truly lame. This Vermont St location has lost 16% of its population since 2000. The breakdown is:

67% white, 21% black, 6% hispanic.

Pizza Delivery Robbery

Sad that men call in a pizza order and then rob the delivery guy. Really pathetic. Let's hope the cops find the bastards. The location per the NY Times 2010 census maps is:

57% white, 30% black, 8% hispanic.

The location is part of a tract that is 5.6% bigger than in 2000. Under the numbers, whites are fleeing and blacks and hispanics are moving in.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Eastside Apt Shooting

A man was shot on the eastside in an apartment complex. The location, near the intersection of 42nd and Sherman, is ont he line for two census tracts. Noth are experiencing losses in theit population totals (-18% and -6%). The breakdown is:

11% white, 83% black, 3% hispanic
13% white, 82% black, 2% hispanic

I know a member the family grieving this loss. This is a senseless killing because a 21 year old had no sense of impulse control, anger management, future time orientation or value in human life.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Eastside Shooting

A husband shot his wife to end an argument. Not often you see a 62 year old killer, but here's one. The 4700 block of east 30th st has lost 16% of its population since 2000. The breakdown is:

8% white, 87% black, 4% hispanic.

Everyone is leaving that area except for the hispanic population.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

4 Shot Tuesday Night

A whopping 4 people were shot Tuesday night on 38th st. While the cops are investigating if the shootings are connected, let's hope the 4 people all recover. The confirmed 38th and Post Rd location per the NY Times 2010 census maps is at the intersection of 4 census tracts all losing population by 8-16%, and all have similar profiles:

11% white, 68% black, 17% hispanic.

Whites are fleeing in large numbers while hispanics are moving in.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Suspect Shot Attempting to Enter His Brother's Apartment

Weird case here where a suspect was shot trying to invade his brother's apartment. This was on the far northside at 8100 Century Circle North, which has grown by 5% since 2000. Let's take a look under the numbers.

34% white, 42% black, 18% hispanic - Whites are fleeing quickly (-30%), while blacks (+44%) and hispanics (+61%) are pouring in.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Gas Station Robbery Fail

A robber attempts to raid a gas station. He pulls and gun and when the clerk says 'no' to giving up cash he pulls the trigger. The gun misfires. He is caught on security cameras, but we don't have a description, which would help find him.

This address 9150 east 21st st is technically in warren twp. This location is right on the edge of two census tracts:

tract 1 - Grown 9% since 2000 - 60% white, 29% black, 6% hispanic. Whites fleeing, blacks increased by 349%.
tract 2 - Dropped 4% since 2000 - 28% white, 57% black, 9% hispanic. Whites fleeing, blacks increased by 54%.

The hispanic pop is growing quickly in these tracts, but their numbers are still small in absolute terms.

Police Car Shot Up

A cop car was shot up.

4300 Thursh Drive - 32% white, 26% black, 39% hispanic. Stable pop since 2000 but composition changing. Whites are fleeing, while blacks stay stable. Hispanic population grew 434%.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Lawrence Shooting

A man was shot several times in south Lawrence yesterday at 6pm. Thankfully, he is alive and OK. The 8100 Pendleton Pike location, per the NY Times census maps, has a stable population, but the churn under the surface is telling. White are fleeing while blacks and hispanics are entering the are in larger numbers (hispanics up 270%). The breakdown is 33% white, 48% black, 14% hispanic.

Let's hope the cops catch the bad guys.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Northside Home Invasion

Armed men with an AK, a shotgun and a hand gun beat a home owner mistakenly robbing the wrong house. They missed the drug house next door. The 4100 rookwood ave location has lost 9% of its pop since 2000. The breakdown, per the NY Times census maps, is 29% white, 63% black, 2% hispanic.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Man Shot Dead in Motel

A man was found shot dead at a motel on the eastside. The location, 2800 North Shadeland Ave, per the NY Times census maps lost 20% of its population since 2000. The breakdown is 26% white, 58% black, 13% hispanic. Whites and blacks are fleeing while hispanics are moving in (increase of 478% since 2000).

Friday, September 9, 2011

Gunfire Catches Innocent Bystander

A woman was shot in the cross fire of a gangland style shoot out. The 9200 Dunwoody Lane location, per the NY Times 2010 census maps, is 4% smaller than in 2000, with much change under the numbers. The breakdown is 28% white, 57% black, 9% hispanic. Whites have fled with a 51% drop in population since 2000. Blacks have increased 54% since 2000, and hispanic have increased their numbers 141%.

A neighbor said he was the intended target, whic proves that choosing your neighborhood and who you live near is important.

Hardee's Robbery

An armed man pistol whipped a Hardee's employee for cash. The 710 west 10th st location, per the NY Times 2010 census maps, is 8% smaller than in 2000. The breakdown is 27% white, 56% black, 3% hispanic, 13% asian.

Abduction at Gunpoint

This story is rather perplexing. A woman is abducted at gunpoint, raped, forced to stop by ATMs to withdraw money, and the paper gives a crystal clear description of his vehicle and clothes. Nothing describing him. Commenters of the story realize this, and some say how the earlier story described the man as a black male in his 20s. Why did they takle that off as it is critical in finding the man on the street? Hmmmmmm.

WISH TV reports the cops exchanged gunfire with a suspect.

Man Fights Back

A man is attacked and defends himself with a hand gun. The potential robbers had a shotgun, and with blood left behind, sounds like he got one. The 1200 East 12th st location, per the NY Times census maps of 2010 lost 30% of tis population since 2000. The breakdown is: 49% white, 38% black, 9% hispanic.

Let's hope the cops find the robbers. Kudos to the homeowner for fighting back.

Armed Robbery

Man robs a Wendy's and is quickly caught. The 5250 South East st location is, per the NY Times 2010 census maps, is growing by 11%. The breakdown is: 78% white, 3% black, 11% hispanic.

Accused suspect is Hubert Williams (black male) who has an extensive history with armed robbery.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Armed Robbery on Westside

An armed home invasion took place on the westside. One of the residents fought back. The 800 block of Marion Ave, per the 2010 NY Times census maps, lost 8% of its population since 2000. Whites and blacks are fleeing, and Hispanics are moving in. The breakdown is:

53% white, 15% black, 29% hispanic

Let's hope the police catch the bad guys.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Northeast Shooting

Man shot on the northeast side. The 3400 Brouse Ave location, per the NY Times 2010 census maps, is 26% smaller than in 2000. The breakdown is:

2% white, 93% black, 2% hispanic.

Wild Shootings at 2 Locations

Wild finds by the police as they respond to calls of men shot on the streets late at night. The first location 4100 Carrollton Ave, is per the NY Times 2010 census maps undergoing some gentrification. The tract is 16% smaller since 2000, but much whiter.

Location 1 - 37% white, 57% black, 3% hispanic

The 2nd shooting which the police point back to 1100 Udell St is 23% smaller than in 2000. The breakdown is:

Location 2 - 2% white, 95% black, 2% hispanic.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Westside Dice Game Ends in Shooting

A man was shot as he arrived at a dice game on the westside. He was shot nine times!!! The location, 1300 Warman Ave, per the NY Times 2010 census maps, lost 18% of its population since 2000. The breakdown is:

11% white, 73% black, 12% hispanic. Whites and blacks are leaving as hispanics are pouring in (796% increase in pop since 2000).

The victim was a black male and had a record visible here.

Four Teens Shot

Four teens were shot on the northside. The 3300 block of Riley AVe is, per the NY Times 2010 census maps, losing population quickly as it is 15% smaller since 2000. The breakdown is:

2% white, 94% black, 2% hispanic.

Let's hope the cops can figure out what happened and catch the shooters.

Southeast Shooting

A man was found dead in a Cadillac after a report of gunshots. This location, 3500 van buren st, per the NY Times 2010 census maps, has lost 7% of its population since 2000. The breakdown is:

61% white, 27% black, 8% hispanic - Whites and blacks are moving out and hispanics are moving in.

Let's hope the police catch the killers.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Westside Shooting Leads to Suicide

A young man shot himself after shooting another man. Sad turn of events. The location, 8700 center st, per the NY Times 2010 census maps, is:

82% white, 10% black, 4% hispanic, 2% asian - The total pop has grown 12% since 2000.

Man Shot on Northeast

Shooting in an apartment complex on the northeast side of a middle aged man. That location 3800 North Emerson Ave, per the NY Times 2010 census maps, is at the nexus of 4 census tracts that are all losing population.

Tract 1 - 13% white, 82% black, 2% hispanic - Tract has lost 6% population since 2000.
Tract 2 - 4% white, 91% black, 2% hispanic - Tract has lost 9% population since 2000.
Tract 3 - 12% white, 83% black, 3% hispanic - Tract has lost 14% population since 2000.
Tract 4 - 2% white, 94% black, 2% hispanic - Tract has lost 15% population since 2000.

Let's hope he recovers, and the cops find the shooter.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Two Northside Shootings

Two really odd, northside shootings where you wonder what was going on to get the bullets to miss and hit the unintended targets. The woman shot in her kitchen was at the 3100 block of Ruckle St, which per the NY times 2010 census maps has lost 33% of its population since 2000. Oddly enough, the racial breakdown and changes show that it might be the cutting edge of gentrification. This shooting might show it's a bit early for that. The breakdown is:

11% white, 84% black, 2% hispanic - The white pop has grown by 100%, while the black population has dropped 40%. This might be a bit of static, so I shouldn't directly say it is gentrification.

The 2nd location with the bullets flying through the man's bedroom has lost 26% of its population since 2000. That tract has a breakdown of:

2% white, 93% black, 2% hispanic - While the few remaining whites are fleeing and blacks are leaving in droves, hispanics are starting to move in.

Let's hope the police find the shooters.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Eastside Shooting

A man was shot in the stomach in what looks like a drug deal gone wrong behind a bar. This location, the intersection of Mass Ave and Arlington Ave, is on the line of two census tracts. The census tracts, per the NY Times 2010 census maps are:

Tract A - 12% white, 83% black, 3% hispanic - Lost 14% of its pop since 2000. Blacks & whites both leaving tract. Hispanics moving in.
Tract B - 39% white, 49% black, 8% hispanic - Blacks & hispanics moving in, whites fleeing.


The victim was reported as Dennis Fletcher. He had a substance on him which was recovered by the police. He had a record for a drug related felony, which supposedly carried a 15 year sentence. Looks like he was released a bit early.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Cop Shot on Westside

A cop was shot on the west side by a black man driving a honda civic. That location West Michigan and North Tibbs Ave, per the NY Times census maps, is best represented by this census tract that decreased in pop by 5% since 2000. The breakdown is 46% white, 13% black, 37% hispanic.

Armed Home Invasion

Three men held four residents at gunpoint while they robbed the home. The location, 7700 block of Platini Place, per the NY Times census maps, is definitely going through a transition. The census tract is 18% larger in pop since 2000, but the population make up has greatly changed. The breakdown is:

61% white, 27% black, 7% hispanic, 5% other. - The white pop has dropped 4%, while the black & hispanic populations have grown by over 100% (120 and 158% respectively).

Armed Robbers Caught by Weave Description

Armed robbers foiled by their own hairdos. Pretty amazing that the hair stylist could describe such a unique weave, and that was how the police tracked the duo down. Maybe the lessons here are don't commit crime and don't rob a hair salon with your woman present who has an exotic hairstyle. This location 2112 Broad Ripple Ave is on the line for two census tracts. The census tracts are both losing population a tad (10% for one, and 1% for the other):

tract 1 - 90% white, 3% black, 3% hispanic, 4%other
tract 2 - 93% white, 2% black, 2% hispanic, 3% other

Could this duo be the same duo that was doing that string of daytime robberies and break ins with the handgun and taser earlier? This is well north of their other robberies. Of course, the police and media are not giving any details, but if it is that duo, they can be looking at armed robbery with serious bodily harm and a long long sentence. The prior duo was only described in the newspaper as a clean cut man and a woman wearing a scarf. This duo is a black couple where the man has a well trimmed goatee and the woman has a unique weave. Marlon Sims is a career criminal who has committed multiple robberies. This is another armed robbery that carries a sentence of 6-20 years. Because of his multiple robberies, it might make sense to sentence him to the full 20 years and keep him in jail into his 70s. Marlon Sims' record is here.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Pizza Dlivery Guy Shoots Back at Armed Robber

Pizza delivery guy shoots back after armed robber sticks him up. You know it is a rough route when the pizza guys pack heat. The location 1100 Jefferson Ave, per the NY Tims census map, is being abandoned rapidly as it has lost 30% of its population since 2000. The breakdown is: 49% white, 38% black, 9% hispanic, 4% other.

Man Shot While 3 Year Old Watches

Sad story of a man gunned down while out with what appears to be his girlfriend's kid in the backseat.

The location, 30th St and Central ave is at the nexus of 3 census tracts. All three have seen significant drops in population, and in an odd twist, these areas might be the cutting edge of gentrification. Some of the big old homes on East Fall Creek Parkway are gorgeous and cheap... because of the streets behind it. This trend may reverse if men keep getting gunned down at 11pm with toddlers in the back seat.

Section 1- 11% white, 84% black 2% hispanic, 3% other - Total pop dropped 33% since 2000, but the white pop increased 100%.
Section 2- 25% white, 68% black, 3% hispanic, 4% other - Total pop dropped 30%, but white pop increased 16%.
Section 3- 25% white, 68% black, 3% hispanic, 4% other - Total pop dropped 26%, but white pop increased 26%.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Northwest Shootout at Walmart

Shootout at the Walmart. The shooters, Pittman and Neal, are both career criminals. Pittman was actually not suppose to be released until Sept 24th, and was in a community transition program. This is a terrible transition. Let's hope they are sentenced to longer terms, and stay behind bars for a decade or so, and since this would be a violation of parole, we'd hope he'd get his original sentence reapplied and then more time. I have to ask, why was Pittman out right now if he was sentenced to 4 years in Jan of 2010?

Location was near the intersection of 86th and Michigan in a Walmart parking lot. It is more commercial. That is at the nexus of 3 different census tracts which are all experiencing white flight (big time). Those census tracts, per the NY Times 2010 census map, are:

52% white, 34% black, 8% hispanic, 6% other - White pop dropped 21% since 2000.
46% white, 32% black, 16% hispanic, 6% other - White pop dropped 38% since 2000.
69% white, 21% black, 5% hispanic, 6% other - White pop dropped 16% since 2000.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Northeast Side Video Game Console Shooting

An argument over a video game console ends in gunfire. How little is human life valued when an argument over a game console, that is not more than $500, ends in gunfire and two shot men? This is idiotic and juvenile. The location 3300 Downey Ave, per the NY Times census, is experiencing a substantial loss of people. It has lost 14% of its population since 2000. It is 12% white, 83% black and 3% hispanic (2% other).

Let's hope the police find this Joshua Jude criminal (record here).

Eastside Shooting

Shooting at an apartment complex on the eastside. This location, 5800 Bolton Court, per the NY Times census data is experiencing some white flight as the total pop is down 5% since 2000 as whites have dropped by 25%. It is 62% white, 26% black, 9% hispanic and 2% other.

Let's hope the police find the killer(s).

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Eastside Double Homicide

Two dead following a shooting the eastside. The location, 200 North shortridge rd, per the NY Times 2010 census map is smaller by 1.5% since 2000 and is 68% white, 21% black, 8% hispanic. Whites are fleeing as they saw pop numbers drop by 25%, while the black pop rose by 152% and the hispanic pop rose by 377%.

One victim identified as black (mugshot probably from one of his cocaine dealing arrests). The other is black as well, and has multiple convictions for burglary. Let's hope the police find the killer(s) despite the victims being career criminals. Every murder victim deserves the same investigation.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Far Eastside Shooting

A shooting on the far eastside sent a man to the hospital. 9300 east 43rd st, per the NY Times census map has grown by 7.5% due to an increase in the hispanic pop by 385%. Pop breakdown is 8% white, 66% black, 23% hispanic.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Northeastside Shooting Death

Death in the northeast section of the city proper. Per the NY Times 2010 census maps, 10100 ellis drive, indianapolis, in - drop in pop is 15%. 11% white, 68% black, 17% hispanic.

Victim is black and under 25 years of age. No description of a suspect.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Media Providing a Homicide Map

This is a map that shows homicides in the Marion County jurisdiction. Too bad each spot does not have a link that has details of the crime that go to the original report or an update.

Southside "Music" Argument Leads to Shooting

An argument over loud music created the rationale for a shooting. Terrible. Just awful. The 1700 South State Ave location has lost 15.7% of its population since 2000 and is 73% white, 10% black, 14% hispanic.

White shooter (suspect) and white victim.

Gas Station Robbery

The station attendant was hurt in an armed robbery. We hope he/she recovers. We also hope the cops find these armed and dangerous robbers. The 5100 North Michigan Rd location per the NY Times census maps lost 2.6% of its population since 2000 and is 54% white, 39% black, 6% other. There is another census tract right at that location border. That tract has lost 11.5% of its pop since 2000 and is 53% white, 41% black, 6% other.

Hotel Shoot out in Lawrence

Weird Lawrence story here. A man evaded police, shot at hotel employees and then finally gave up. He shot a cop, who we hope recovers quickly. The 9500 Pendleton Pike location per the NY Times 2010 census maps is 7% bigger in pop since 2000 and is 58% white, 5% black, 33% hispanic. The hispanic population in that census tract has grown by nearly 1000%.

Shooter is black.

Shooting Death in Apartment Robbery

Man shot and killed in a home invasion at an apartment complex. The address, 6500 Springhill Way, per the NY Times census map has seen 25% population growth and is 17% white, 54% black, 23% hispanic, 3% asian, 3% other.

Victim is hispanic. Let's hope they catch the killer.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Lawrence Shooting

Northeast side right at the southern part of Lawrence shooting. Victim survived but was hit twice. This location, 46th and Pendleton Pike, is at the nexus of 2 census tracts. The stats are as follows:

Census tract 3307 - 58% white, 5% black 33% hispanic, 4% other. - 7% population growth since 2000. Hispanics are streaming into this area (nearly 1000% growth).
Census tract 330806 - 17% white, 63% black 16% hispanic, 4% other. - 17% population decrease since 2000. Whites and hispanics are leaving the area.

Article is poorly written and gives no description of the group of men who opened fire on the young man and his friend. Let's hope the cops find the guys who are armed and obviously dangerous.

Robberies Possibly Connected to Previous Post on Armed Robbery

This is a link to an article on a series of armed robberies with a man using a handgun helped by a woman with a stun gun. Sound familiar? I bet it's the same duo from the 46th st & Pennsylvania mugging as it's the same MO and only 8 blocks away.

Once again, the media fails to give us a description. With two assailants, this would give us twice as many chances to get one of these attackers. Release sketch artist renditions or descriptions please. The newspapers are suppose to inform the public of the world around them. This would be a help to the community with catching these armed and dangerous robbers.

This area is also at the nexus of multiple census tracts. All are losing population. One appears to have slowly started to gentrify.

Census tract 322 - 29% white, 63% black, 2% hispanic, 5% other. - 9% drop in total pop since 2000. White pop rose 40% since 2000. This census tract is the one on the northern border of 38th and above.
Census tract 3503 - 18% white, 77% black, 2% hispanic, 2% other. - 31% drop in total pop since 2000.
Census tract 3905 - 9% white, 87% black, 2% hispanic, 2% other. - 22% drop in total pop since 2000.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Armed Robbery on the Northside

Armed robbery where a man with a 9mm Glock handgun and a woman with a stun gun robbed a man for minimal gain if you read the article. Per the NY Times 2010 census maps, the location, East 46th St near the Pennsylvania intersection, is at the nexus of multiple census tracts. The tracts are...

tract 3222 - 56% white, 38% black, 2% hispanic, 1% asian, 2% other - Total pop -12% since 2000
tract 3223 - 77% white, 16% black, 3% hispanic, 1% asian, 3% other - Total pop -8% since 2000
tract 3219 - 84% white, 11% black, 2% hispanic, 2% asian, 2% other - Total pop +10% since 2000

Observation: looks to be an area that went through gentrification as the white population rose as the black population dropped. Looking at other tracts near the location, gentrification was pretty strong between 2000 and 2010.

Comical Media move: They describe the wardrobe and weapons of the attackers but not a single physical description besides 'clean cut man'. How does the reporter know the details of the criminals but not the basics about what they look like.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Northeastside Shooting

Man found shot dead this morning on the northeastside. Two locations are given. Both spots are in the same census tract, which per the NY Times 2010 census map, the intersection of 34th st and North Drexel Ave is 2% white, 94% black, 2% hispanic, 1% other. That area has lost 15% of its population since 2000.

Let's hope the police find the killer.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Downtown Shooting

Downtown homicide from June at 16th and Lafayette. This location, per the NY Times 2010 census map, is 11% white, 73% black, 12% hispanic, 4% other. Population has dropped 18% since 2000.

Northwest Apt Shooting

Northwest apartment complex shooting does kill a 38 year old man. The 4000 Gateway Court address, per the NY Times 2010 census map, is 13% white, 61% black, 20% hispanic, 3% asian, 2% other.

Eastside Shooting

While scanning the website for an update on another shooting, I saw a link to another shooting on the 4th of July weekend. Victim is a 19 year old just days from turning 20. Suspect is a black male who left the scene just before the cops arrived. People are talking with the police, and hopefully, they can find the killer and bring him to justice. The 9400 East 44th St, per the NY Times 2010 census map, is 8% white, 66% black, 23% hispanic, 2% other. The area has gained population by 7% since 2000 mostly due to the hispanic boom of 385% since 2000 to more than offset the drop by the black and white populations.

Northside Double Shooting

Two shot on the near northside. Per the NY Times 2010 census map the location, 910 Fairfield Ave is 71% black, 24% white, 2% hispanic, 2% other. The area has lost 19.5% of pop since 2000.

Let's hope the attacker(s) is caught.

Armed Carjacking & Shooting

Armed carjacking where two men steal a vehicle after shooting him in the hand. Gas station security cameras caught some footage on tape. No description of the accomplice, which would help everyone. The 2900 block of East 38th st per the NY Times 2010 census maps is 2% white, 94% black, 2% hispanic and 1% other. The area has lost 22% of its population since 2000.

Let's hope the police catch the accomplice.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Northside Shooting

A northside shooting just before midnight makes it 2 deadly shootings in one day. Surgery could not save this gunshot wound victim. The location, 4500 primrose Ave, had a demographic mix of: 27% white, 62% black, 7% hispanic, 3% other. This area lost 10% of population since 2000.

Victim was identified as black in the photo. Police are investigating and hopefully find the shooter.

UPDATE: The victim had previously been incarcerated and was just released in April.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Eastside Shooting

Eastside shooting kills 1, and 1 other is hurt. I am tacking apartment complex tag on this one as that area has lots of them. As more information comes in, the drug tag might be added. The location 200 North Shortridge Rd per the NY Tims census map: 68% white, 21% black, 8% hispanic.

Victim was identified as black by WISH TV. The hurt individual was found in a car that was similar to one described leaving the scene of the crime. That car had crashed into a parked van. In the car were two women and two children (ages 3 and 4).

UPDATE: A 17 year old has been identified. The victim was 16. The reporting is a bit shoddy, as it doesn't say if the 17 yr old was the shot man who survived to crash his car or if he is a 3rd person.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Armed Carjacking

Two men armed with guns carjacked a woman. The police responded to the 4100 block of Deborah St near the intersection of 34th st and Lafayette Rd. The cops brought a k9 unit that caught the bad guys. This location is a much more diverse location than previous entries: 32% white, 26% black, 39% hispanic, 3% other.

Please listen to the newscast video as it says the men stole the car, and the graphic says "Men Jump Out of Car During Chase". No mention that it was an armed carjacking. Just stealing a car is far less menacing sounding than two men robbing a vehicle with guns.

News video shows one of the men was black.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Greenwood Drug Shooting

Single shooting in Greenwood as a man attempting to sell drugs to a group was in an argument or disagreement and was shot for his behavior. Sad that another issue with drugs leads to a murder. Sad that the shooter felt the need to shoot another human rather than any other means of deterring an individual. This location, 500 W Smith Valley Rd, Greenwood, IN 46142, is: 92% white, 1% black, 4% hispanic, 3% other.

Shooter is not identified.

UPDATE: Victim is white male described as a career criminal. Sounds like the shooting was int he defense of another. Video here.

Greenwood Double Shooting

More victims of psychopaths and the need for drugs. Double homicide of a middle aged couple by a suspect in a liquor store robbery who after supposedly murdering these two, went on to supposedly rob a 5/3 bank. This location, 200 Brewer Place, Greenwood, IN is 89-93% white depending on the section of the NY Times map.

Shooter identified as black.

Fatality on Far Northwest Side

Man dies from GSW in the 7100 block of Rosehill. This was at in an apartment complex parking lot. Per the NY Times 2010 census map, this location 7100 Rosehill Dr, Indianapolis, IN 46260: 11% white, 66% black, 19% hispanic, 4% other.

Shooter not described. Police sketch, black male.

Double Shooting on 3700 Block

Double shooting on the 3700 block of North Butler Ave. Per the Ny Times 2010 census map, that location 3700 N Butler Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46218: 12% white, 83% black, 3% hispanic, 2% other.

Shooter not described.

UPDATE: One victim has died. The police are still looking for the suspect but released no details or descriptions.

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Months ago I read a story in the Indy Star that said folks in Indy could stand to live in a more sprinkled form of diversity. We needed to be neighbors more. This writer constantly baits her readers, so she was trying to make them feel uncomfortable. Indianapolis has also been cited as the best integrated city in the union. This blog is to track shootings in Indianapolis and look at the demographics of that location. I also want to track for themes: drugs, alcohol, previous arrests, etc. This might explain why those readers that the journalist was trying to 'guilt trip' are making a rationale choice by living where they live. She has picked multiple targets, even going so far as to dare black citizens to behave at the Indy Black Expo and then when they did behave, wonder if all the cops were needed. Silly journalist. This is a tracking of shootings in Indy and the surrounding area that I find in the Indy Star; the journalist's very employer.