Two Indianapolis homes hit by gunfire

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (August 9, 2015) — How scary is it to be inside your home when, out of nowhere, bullets come through the walls? It happened to one man early Sunday morning. Officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department say two homes in the city were hit by gunfire Sunday.

“It’s very, very scary,” said Dawnielle Heckman, a northeast side resident whose neighbor’s apartment was hit. “I could see the bullet holes in their house, and I live right over there.”

Heckman, a mother of two children, doesn’t know why the apartment on John Jay Drive was peppered with bullets. Police were called around 10:30 in the morning and spoke to the tenant. She told police she doesn’t know who would try to harm her or her family. The woman also told police her neighbor had received gang threats, but it’s not known if her neighbor’s apartment was the target. Another neighbor, who didn’t want to be identified, says gunfire is nothing new around that neighborhood. Take this past week for example while she waited for her kids school bus.

“In broad daylight, somebody rode past and started shooting at somebody and just pulled off, and this was like Tuesday, so that’s twice right by me,” she said.

Hours earlier Sunday, a northwest side home on Lakeside Manor Drive just off 52nd Street near Lafayette Road was hit. Police say the man who lives there was in his kitchen around 5 a.m. and heard a loud bang. After checking it out, he found a bullet hole in his wall that he realized it came from the outside. We haven’t been told of anyone hurt by the gunfire and police are investigating.

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