Elkhart leaders maintain their city is safe after recent shootings

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Elkhart city leaders say the community is “largely a very safe place,” despite recent violence.

Mayor Tim Neese visited the brick streets of the historic neighborhood east of the city center Wednesday and told residents “you’re safe”, according to our reporting partners at The Elkhart Truth.

He told residents that Elkhart was largely a safe place to live. However, there are “some bad people who live here.”

A pair of brothers slain on State Street Tuesday are the 9th and 10th homicide victims in the city so far this year.

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Elkhart City Council President Brian Thomas had a suggestion. He says some sort of roundtable discussion about the recent violence in the city might be worthwhile. Thomas says “I don’t think we can come up with a solution, but we should be addressing the situation.”

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