INDIANAPOLIS -- A man was shot and killed inside a home Wednesday afternoon on Indianapolis' south side – marking Indianapolis' 148th murder of the year.
The shooting happened just before 1 p.m., in the 1400 block of S. Knox Street. The victim, later identified as Thomas Raymer, 55, was initially listed in critical condition. He later died from his injuries.
2017 is now one short of the homicide record of 149 murders set last year. In 2016, the 149th homicide didn't occur until Dec. 29. With 26 days left in the year, Indy could potentially see as many as 160 murders at its current pace.
Here's a look at how 2016 & 2017's homicide rates have tracked: pic.twitter.com/YTxS8ipHLq
— Jordan Fischer (@Jordan_RTV6) December 6, 2017
This year's murder victims include 15 who are 18 or younger. They also include 31 women – making 2017 potentially the most violent year against Indianapolis women on record.
An RTV6 analysis of 2017 homicide cases shows 88 (approximately 60 percent) remain unsolved as of this writing.
If you have information that could help solve any of these cases, you're asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS. Your call may remain anonymous.
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