Hite, Ballard attend rally against violence

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Just days after a quadruple homicide on Indianapolis’ near northwest side the neighborhood came together to march and rally against violence.

“It is important to come together, absolutely must come together,” said Mayor Greg Ballard.

Ballard joined IMPD Chief Rick Hite at the Pilgrim Baptist Church on West 30th street. The group then walked to the scene of last week’s crime scene. Hite told 24-Hour News 8 Sunday what needs to change.

“We have to turn away from violence and turn away from those things that tempt us and put ourselves in harm’s way and change behaviors and we have to turn around. We have to be seen and turn around so the young people in the community can see us making a difference,” said Hite.

The Ten Point Coalition also participated in the march.

Last week Tiara Turner, Terri Betties, Sherry Taylor and Davon Whitlock were all killed. Police have made no arrests in the case.

Authorities believe one of the victims was targeted the other three were simply at the wrong place at the wrong time.