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Sunday night street takeover slows traffic near Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.



Indianapolis, Indiana – Sunday night traffic near Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street was slowed down by a street party.

According to IMPD officers, street takeovers are a persistent problem in the neighborhood. Authorities think that gatherings around Riverside Park lead to individuals finally spilling out onto the street.

According to police reports, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street was the location of their Event Response Group’s dispatch to assist in dispersing the throng. IMPD said that street takeovers occasionally endanger public safety.

In an article on X, the platform that was once known as Twitter, Reverend Dr. Charles Harrison said that on Friday and Saturday, street takeovers occurred in the vicinity of Castleton Mall and Keystone Avenue. Harrison serves as the Indianapolis Ten Point Coalition’s board president in addition to being a senior pastor at the United Methodist Church. A patrol group known as the Indianapolis Ten Point Coalition works the areas of the city that have seen street takeovers.

Authorities indicated that a shooting that took place on Saturday night on Keystone Avenue might have been related to a neighborhood street takeover.

According to an IMPD media alert on Saturday night, there were two gunshot victims near 4130 N Keystone Ave. As of Saturday night, according to police, the conditions of both victims were stable.