Facing another year of record murders, Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett announced a new partner in the city’s war against crime and violence.

The Mayor announced today a new Director of Community Violence Reduction as well as the launch of a grant application to invest nearly $300,000 into Indianapolis neighborhoods this year for crime prevention.

Shonna Major, an Indianapolis native who was also victim of gun violence as a teenager, is heading up efforts.

Indianapolis has seen more than murders this year, putting it on pace to break last year’s record.

You can hear the Mayor, as well as Major and IMPD police Chief Brian Roach in the Leon-Tailored Audio above.  It is divided into two segments.