By Eric L. Wesson Sr.
CALL Staff Writer
An upswing in homicides over the past week has brought the City’s homicide total to eight which is two more than it was at this same time last year when the City reported the lowest homicide total in decades.
Black males make up 50 percent of the City’s homcide victims with four.
White males, black females, white females and Hispanic males all have one reported homicide.
Six of the homicides were committed with a firearm and two were the result of blunt force trauma by hands or feet or with an object.
Domestic violence and arguments have accounted for the cause of six of the murders while two are unknown to police.
At 9:13 p.m. on January 19, Police officers were dispatched to 5604 east 84th terrace on a reported shooting.
Upon arrival officers discovered a male in his early 20s outside at the apartment complex suffering from an apparent gunshot injury.
EMS transported him to a local hospital where they later confirmed he had died.
Witnesses at the scene reported hearing gunshots prior to discovering the victim.
Shortly before 3 a.m., January 20, officers were dispatched to 1204 east 37th street on a reported ambulance call. Upon arrival they located a female in her mid 30s inside the apartment. She had visible injuries and was unresponsive.
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