INDIANAPOLIS Ind. (Aug. 14, 2015) – Indianapolis Metropolitan police are investigating the city’s latest homicide after a man was murdered behind the wheel of his car.
The shooting took place Thursday night outside an apartment complex on the city’s northwest side at 6016 Sorbus Drive.
The next day repairmen were out fixing wood beams wiped out in the overnight wreck. Three cars got banged up in the apartment parking lot in the path of destruction that followed a series of gunshots.
“Something like that is just mind blowing you know,” said neighbor Myrna Johnson, who lives in the apartment complex and heard the fatal shots.
The victim, just 21 years old, died from a gunshot wound to the chest.
“He ain’t even grown yet. He’s still wet behind his ears. Poor thing,” said Johnson.
A second man suffered a minor gunshot injury and some neighbors reported seeing a third man leave the scene, although it’s not clear who pulled the trigger.
“There was three guys in the car, one got out and ran that away and got in car and left,” said Johnson.
Because it’s so early in the investigation, police don’t have a motive for the killing. They haven't named any suspects.
“At this point we don’t have too many leads to go off, so we’re asking anyone with information to call our homicide office,” said IMPD Lt. Rich Riddle.
Those who live in the complex also don’t know what sparked the murder. They’re just tired of seeing violence in the city.
“I think it’s horrible. They need to take guns from everybody. They’re trying to make it the Wild Wild West,” said Johnson. “Back in my day, the neighborhoods took care of kids and not just the parents. It’s not like that no more and it’s sad.”
No arrests have been made.
Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact the IMPD.