INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Police say eight people were wounded in a burst of gunfire in downtown Indianapolis during the Indiana Black Expo and two more in separate shootings that followed.

I considered this question as I watched two major announcements involving young black men unfold hours from each other in what seemed like two separate worlds.

From BaltimoreSun.Com: Basketball coaches began noticing John Crowder when he was in sixth grade. By eighth grade, he stood 6 foot 7, was still growing and was ranked nationally. This spring he attracted the attention of college coaches along the Eastern Coast.

From The Grio: Last week, 15-year-old, Jawaan Daniels, was shot and killed during school hours. He was leaving Lafayette High School and going home for a suspension. But, parents say he should have been in school.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A grand jury says there should not be a new investigation into the murder-suicide of ex-NFL player Steve McNair and his girlfriend.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The fiancee of an unarmed black man fatally shot by a Bay Area transit police officer last year testified Monday that her boyfriend told her he was being beaten by officers moments before he was killed.

From Police are investigating a possible link between hip-hop star Fabolous and the murder of an upstart rapper near a Queens nightclub, the Daily News has learned.

From Jabar Collins spent 16 years in prison for a crime he says he did not commit. He was freed after a judge discovered that prosecuters hid the fact that several of their witnesses who testified, benefited from doing so from the jury.  

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The star witness in a trial of a former transit officer accused of killing an unarmed black man at an Oakland train station can’t take the stand.