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EYEWITNESS NEWS NIGHTLY STARTS

NOW

>>> THERE IS A NEW CALL FOR

PEACE TONIGHT AFTER A VIOLENT

FEW DAYS IN INDY.

THAT INCLUDES THE MURDERS OF

FOUR PEOPLE LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT

THAT METRO POLICE TONIGHT ARE

STILL TRYING TO SOLVE.

AND WHILE POLICE AND CITY

LEADERS LOOK FOR SOLUTIONS TO

THE VIOLENCE ON THIS SUNDAY, THE

FAITH COMMUNITY TOOKS ACTION.

LOCAL PASTORS TELLING THEIR

CONGREGATIONS NOW IS THE TIME TO

TAKE A STAND.

OUR KAREN CAMPBELL SHARES THEIR

MESSAGE.

>>> ORANGE STREET AND FOUNTAIN

SQUARE SATURDAY NIGHT, TWO

PEOPLE SHOT.

>> PROBABLY NINE SHOTS TOTAL.

>> LAST WEEK ON AUDUBON ROAD,

TWO SHOT AND KILLED.

>> SEEMS TO BE RANDOM.

>> ON RILEY STREET, A MAN SHOT

AND KILLED.

>> PEOPLE INSIDE THE APARTMENT

WERE DECEASED.

>> PERHAPS THE MOST SHOCKING,

THE KILLINGS OF 19-YEAR-OLD

ROBERTS, 20 YEARS OLD WILLS AND

21-YEAR-OLD FORD AND HUNT, ALL

SHOT AND KILLED INSIDE OF THEIR

EAST SIDE APARTMENT.

>> REALLY HITS CLOSE TO HOME.

I CAN'T BELIEVE IT.

>> AS MORE FAMILIES AND FRIENDS

GRIEVE, LOCAL PASTORS ARE TAKING

TO THE PULPIT TO ADDRESS WHAT

THEY CALL A SURGE IN THE CITY'S

VIOLENCE.

>> FOUR HAVE BEEN KILLED AND

THERE'S BEEN SILENCE IN OUR

COMMUNITY.

>> REVEREND HARRISON IS THE

SENIOR PASTOR AT BARNES UNITED

METHODIST CHURCH.

>> WE'RE AT A TIME WHERE THERE

IS NO REGARD FOR THE SANCTITY OF

HUMAN LIFE.

IT'S GOING TO TAKE ALL OF US TO

CHANGE THAT.

>> HARRISON WAS ONE OF SEVERAL

ENCOURAGING CONGREGATIONS TO

TALK TO CHILDREN, INVEST IN

THEIR LIVES TO HELP THEM MAKE

DIFFERENT CHOICES.

>> THOSE OF US THAT WAS ONCE OUT

THERE WHO ARE NOW SAFE AND

TURNED OUR LIVES AROUND, WE NEED

TO GRAB THEM.

>> GRAB THEM TO HELP REVERSE THE

CYCLE OF VIOLENCE.

AND HARRISON WENT ON TO EXPLAIN

THE VIOLENCE IS DUE TO A COMPLEX

ISSUE.

SO IMAGINE IT BEING LIKE AN

ONION.

THERE ARE SEVERAL LAYERS YOU

HAVE TO PEEL AWAY.

HE BELIEVE THAT POSITIVE ROLE

MODELS CAN HELP KIDS FINDS A

BETTER OPTION AND MAKE BETTER

CHOICES.

>> IT IS A COMPLEX ISSUE.

I THINK THAT'S THE POINT.

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