Report: Uptick in Violence Strains Indianapolis EMS

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INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s capital and most populous city is seeing an increase in violence and that is putting a strain on the city’s EMS providers, according to a report.

The city so far had 33 homicides since the start of the new year — that’s well above average, WTHR-TV reports. While Indianapolis EMS has gone on fewer gunshot wound runs — 37 in January 2020 compared to 45 in January 2019 — emergency medical crews are keeping busy.

“It certainly does feel like 2020 has started rather violently,” Lt. Scott Campbell told the station. “There are emotions running high. There are concerns for one’s safety. There are concerns for your fellow man, that there is someone who is gravely injured and possibly going to die.”

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