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Louisville residents react to 80th homicide

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - Louisville has reached an unwanted milestone just a few days into September. 

There have been 80 homicides so far this year. It's the same amount LMPD detectives investigated in all of 2015. 

"It's like younger ones just killing each other," said Donnisha Conley

"It's just getting worse and worse by the day," Reva Allen told WDRB News. 

People are getting killed in their homes, cars and on street corners. Their deaths are rippling through the community. 

"One of my close friends was a victim to gun violence recently," Conley explained. 

"I would have never thought that I would be working with a 17-year-old boy who was shot," said another woman who talked with WDRB News Saturday. 

This spike in violence has people thinking about their safety.

"They thinking if I'm walking down the street to pick up my child from the bus stop, will I be accidentally hurt," asked Allen. 

And as the city counts down to 2017, the number of murders in the metro is expected to hit triple digits. 

The question now is, how can more lives be saved? 

"The ones that are out here murdering people. I think they should just keep them in jail forever," one man told WDRB News. 

"It's not just gonna start with the police ... it actually has to start with everybody," Allen explained. 

"We all have to come together as a community to stop it," Conley said. 

Anyone with information about Louisville's unsolved homicides is asked to call the anonymous tip line. The number is 574-LMPD. 

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