INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Shonnie Matthews spent Saturday evening at the park with her kids and was saddened to learn the city's latest homicide happened the night before – just blocks away.
"I think it's sad that people don't use their mind before they pull the trigger," she said. "I worry about my children. I worry about my children everyday."
The deadly shooting on the city's northeast side was the fifth in one week for Indianapolis. Only four weeks ago, neighbors and community leaders gathered for a prayer vigil, concerned about the rising murder rate.
"I'm very concerned about the Summer," said Mayor Greg Ballard earlier this week.
Police are targeting specific areas of the city considered "hot spots" for violence. Federal officials are teaming up to help.
The faith-based Ten Point Coalition is also in those neighborhoods.
"We've got to focus on prevention," said Rev. Charles Harrison. "The problem is gun violence. We've got to deal with gun violence and that has to be the priority."
Harrison and the Ten Point Coalition are lobbying for crime prevention money to be able to have a larger presence in the neighborhoods.
Matthews said it starts at home.
"Parents need to be parents. And we need to bring back the structure."
Saturday morning, Wishard Memorial Hospital will close its doors.
Snow that moved through Central Indiana this week has wrapped up, leaving some areas with more than 10 inches of snow.
Free bags of salt will be available to the public Saturday after snow moved through Central Indiana this week.