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Ohio's capital city facing near record-high homicide rate


December 24, 2017

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Earlier this month, with homicides at a near-record high in Ohio's capital and biggest city, the Columbus police chief declared a "call for action, and a call for peace" in hopes of reducing the killing.

"This holiday season is one of those where we hope for peace, but we can bring about peace, I believe, by engaging everyone and trying to solve these problems," Chief Kim Jacobs said on the afternoon of Dec. 11.

An hour later, a 29-year-old man was shot to death on the city's south side.

Two days later, someone in a car shot at people attending a vigil for that victi...

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