LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- It's a milestone no one wants to hit, but Louisville has done it again- this city is at the 100 mark in the number of people who have been killed by homicide in this city.
"One homicide is too many," Mayor Greg Fischer said.
Fischer said he has a plan.
"We've got a great plan. It’s been studied by people all over the country. We've got federal partners with the FBI and DEA and ATF, LMPD is a great police force. We've got a great plan and we're going to keep working on it 24/7," Fischer said.
For the men and women who work the Metro's deadly crimes, 100 homicides is more than just a number.
"Following even more leads, doing even more interviews, downloading even more phones and more cameras, the work load has increased," Lt. Emily McKinley said.
McKinley leads LMPD’s homicide unit. She works with a team of detectives to find closure for every family that loses a loved one."I think there's a lot of factors that go into why we are where we are. I think there's a lot of societal issues going on that need to be fixed and it’s not going to happen overnight," McKinley said.
She said out of the 100 murder cases they have investigated so far this year, half of them have been solved, or as they call it, cleared.