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Weekend shootings add to violent year for Indy

Monday, July 07, 2014 - Updated: 8:38 AM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The fatal shooting of a decorated police officer this holiday weekend and a gun battle that wounded seven people the same day in a popular nightlife district have underscored what so far has been a violent year in Indianapolis.

Mourners left flowers Sunday on the patrol car of 51-year-old Officer Perry Renn, who had been with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department more than 20 years and was a recipient of the department's Medal of Bravery.

Police said the suspect in Renn's shooting Saturday night, 25-year-old Major Davis Jr., was armed with an assault rifle. They said officers wounded Davis when they returned gunfire in an alley after responding to a report of shots fired. He was listed in critical condition Sunday following surgery at an Indianapolis hospital and faced a preliminary charge of murder.

The nightlife district shooting occurred in the early hours Saturday, and police had not made any arrests as of Sunday evening. They said two people bumped into each other in the Broad Ripple entertainment district, apparently setting off a gun battle that left seven people wounded, one critically.

The shootings were the latest in a violent year for Indianapolis, where 72 homicides have happened in just over six months -- a pace that could have 2014 rivaling 1998, when the city had its worst year on record with a total of 162 killings.

"It's extremely disappointing for a city as great as Indianapolis and it is not indicative of all the great things happening in our city," police spokesman Lt. Chris Bailey told The Associated Press on Sunday. "It's being caused by a small group that just doesn't get it."

Also over the Fourth of July holiday weekend, a husband and wife were hospitalized with fire-related injuries after two gunmen robbed their store and set it ablaze, according to the Indianapolis Fire Department.

Memorial Day weekend this year also brought violence in the city, with altercations outside the Indianapolis Motor Speedway before the Indianapolis 500 leaving one man shot dead, a second man wounded by gunfire and a third man beaten.

     

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