‘Healing together’: Looking for solutions after Indianapolis’ most violent year yet

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Indy Star on 1/5/2021 by Elizabeth DePompei

Gun Violence Surged in 2020

The teenagers who attend VOICES in Fountain Square don’t need to read the headlines about Indianapolis’ latest homicide.

Many of them live those stories, whether it’s losing a friend to violence or living in a neighborhood riddled with it. In the most devastating scenario, they become the statistic.

“I’m always holding my breath,” Kia Wright, founder of the youth-focused outreach group, said about the regular reports of violence. “Because I don’t know if it’s going to be one of our students.”