Man killed, elderly woman injured in east side shooting

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. –Police are investigating a deadly shooting that killed one man and injured an elderly woman.

“Everybody’s confused and trying to figure out what’s going on. Everybody was shocked to wake up on Sunday to see all the cops,” said Keith Lacy, a neighbor.

Sunday morning around 6 o’clock, police were called out to a home on the corner of 30th and Eastern Avenue. Investigators found 60-year-old Derann Alfonzo shot to death in a bedroom. 84-year-old Helen Lane had a gunshot wound to her arm and was rushed to the hospital.

“It was bang, bang, bang, bang. It was unbelievable,” describes a neighbor who didn’t want to be identified.

Balloons, candles and two teddy bears are set outside the east side home. Neighbors tell us the two victims are a mother and her son.

“Just to hear that that happened to him and hear what happened to his mother as well. It’s just very shocking. Whoever did it is heartless,” said Lacy.

Lacy grew up in the neighborhood and tells us he had just talked with Alfonzo the morning before the deadly shooting.

“(I) just said hi to him, just said hi and bye. He always comes over and would shake my hand and talk for a few minutes and then we would go about our day,” said Lacy.

Police are investigating the possibility that this could be a robbery. Not too many other details have been released.

“You’re just careless. For whatever reason it may be, there’s never a reason for you to intrude on somebody else and ruin somebody’s life for whatever reason it is,” said Lacy.

This crime has been another reminder for neighbors on the street.

“There’s always something, that’s the reason I have security doors and I keep them locked. I stay inside just to be safe,” said Phyllis Heath, a neighbor.

At last check, Lane is listed in good condition. More than a day later and no arrests have been made.

“They should turn themselves in. Hopefully the police will get some leads, get this guy and get justice done,” said Heath.

This shooting was one of three homicides on Sunday. If you know anything about this case or the other weekend homicides, call Crime Stoppers at 262-TIPS.