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United States

28 December 2006

Indianapolis Star (Indiana), Editorial

Luiz Martinez was shopping inside a sporting goods store Saturday afternoon, two days before Christmas, when gunmen entered the Westside business. The robbers told the 62-year-old Martinez and a store clerk to lie on the floor. When Martinez hesitated, he was shot to death. Such violence has become a familiar story in Marion County in 2006, the third worst year for homicides on record. In the overwhelming majority — 82 percent — of the 151 homicides to date, a gun... (

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