Daughter of anti-violence activist fatally shot

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INDIANAPOLIS — A well known anti-violence activist who responds to crime scenes in Chicago to help the families of shooting victims cope, is now dealing with a tragic loss of his own.

The daughter of Andrew Holmes was shot and killed in Indianapolis early Saturday morning.

Tamara Sword, 28, and her friends were waiting in line at a nightclub when a fight broke out. The security guard told them the club had to close.

They went to a nearby gas station, where some people who were involved in the altercation followed. Then, some members of the other group involved in the fight showed up and someone started shooting.

Sword took cover in a car, but she was hit in the chest and died at the hospital.

A man was also killed while hiding behind a car. He was run over as the driver, who did not see him, was trying to flee.

Police found 45 shell casings at the scene.

Sword was a single mother to five children, and the manager of a KFC.

A vigil will be held for her in Indianapolis Sunday.

No arrests have been made, but police do have surveillance video of the shooting.

A $16,000 reward is being offered in the case.



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