INDIANAPOLIS - If you plan to head to Broad Ripple this weekend, you may notice some changes.
The city plans to close Broad Ripple Avenue to vehicle traffic from midnight through 4 a.m. to combat crime in the area.
City officials say they don't want Broad Ripple turning into a street party every weekend – and they especially don't want things turning violent like they did last weekend, when gunshots rang out, injuring seven people.
"This is a shame that anything this beautiful down this street would go and have trouble like this going on," said Cindy Nicholas, a Broad Ripple shopper.
This week, police responded to the violence by placing two mobile surveillance units in the area.
"People have a lot of bad feelings about there being cameras everywhere, and you know them being on camera doing everything," said Addison Ray.
Officials with the Broad Ripple Village Association like the efforts as first steps toward a safer neighborhood.
"It's a positive step," said Justin McKeand, with the Broad Ripple Village Association. "It shows that they acknowledge what happened and they are reacting to that. What we'd like to see if more of a constant proactivity to prevent these sort of crimes from happening, so then you don't have to be reactive."
The street closure is planned to continue all summer long. Police said the cameras are also temporary, but they have not set a firm date to take them down.
Shooting victim's family asks for public's help
A homicide victim's family spoke out Wednesday, hoping their story of heartbreak would lead to tips from the public.
Domestic violence group clashes with governor
Gov. Mike Pence's office disputed all claims that the state wants to slash funding for services to domestic violence victims -- at a time…
Woman who was mutilated posted suspect's bond
A southern Indiana prosecutor says a woman found dead and mutilated in her home last week had posted bond in July for the man now accused…
Girl, 4, critical after shooting on NW side
A young child was shot multiple times at an apartment complex on the city’s northwest side Wednesday evening, police said.
IU students work to end stigma of mental illness
Students at Indiana University were working to eliminate the stigma of mental illness on Tuesday.
2 arrested after Indianapolis bank robbery
Two people were arrested Wednesday morning after an armed bank robbery at a PNC Bank branch.