CHICAGO (CBS) — Gary has been waiting for an answer from the state of Indiana about whether help will be sent in to curb a wave of violence, but Governor Mike Pence says he needs more information.

The governor wants the city to prove how state police would be able to help out.

He wrote a letter to Mayor Karen Freeman Wilson asking for details.

The Northwest Indiana Times reports, he wants to know the city’s long-term plan, especially now that the county has recently adopted a 1.5 percent local income tax.

Freeman Wilson asked for help earlier this month after an uptick in murders.

There have been 29 murders already this year.

Freeman Wilson says she’ll respond quickly to the governor so they can get some help soon.

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