FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - A shooting on Hugh Street Wednesday could be Fort Wayne's 11th homicide in 2013. There were only four homicides around the same time in 2012.
"The city of Fort Wayne is tired of this violence," said Fort Wayne Police Chief Rusty York.
Wednesday's shooting is the sixth shooting within a week for Fort Wayne and Allen County. There were five shootings over Easter weekend that left two dead, two critically injured and left another in fair condition.
Chief York said the city typically sees about 25 homicides each year. He said if the violent trend continues, Fort Wayne could reach that number before the year is over.
NewsChannel 15 decided to compare homicide rates and homicides per capita to Indianapolis and South Bend.
If the Allen County Coroner declares the the Hugh Street shooting death a homicide, the city will have had 11 homicides so far in 2012. This would be about 4.3 homicides per 100,000 people.
South Bend police told NewsChannel 15 the city has only had one homicide this year. This breaks down to about 1 homicide per 100,000 people.
In 2012, South Bend had four homicides by the start of April.
Indianapolis has had 30 homicides as of March 30. This is about 3.75 homicides per 100,000 people.
In 2012, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department was investigating 22 homicides by the end of March.
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