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More than a dozen used syringes found in neighborhood near school

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - People living in the area of South Belmont Avenue and West Southport Road are shocked and angry after a man said he found more than a dozen used syringes on the ground.

He said he found them in a neighborhood that is walking distance from Perry Township's Rosa Parks Elementary School.

"I am just blown away.... This is a great area, great neighborhood to live in, and I didn't think anything like this would happen around here," resident Torin Harris said.

He said he spends a lot of time fishing in a pond in the neighborhood and has never seen anything like this.

"Just to find something like that, it's ... wow. It kind of scares you. It lets you know that things like this can happen in your neighborhood," Harris said.

The man who found these syringes was doing contract work in the area. He was unavailable for an interview but told us in total he found and picked up more than 17 needles.

People who live in the area said they're not sure where the syringes came from but hope this does not become an ongoing issue and put neighborhood kids at risk.

"It is very dangerous.... I just hope they find the people who did it. Just want to keep a clean, safe neighborhood," Harris said.

The man who found those syringes told 24-Hour News 8 that he did not call police or file a report because he wasn't sure how long the syringes had been there.

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