INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (March 30, 2016) -- The search continues for two suspects after Guy Hornaday, 60, was fatally shot in his north side apartment next to the state fairgrounds.
Officers responded to the 3500 block of Evergreen Avenue around 11 p.m. on reports of a person shot.
One neighbor who asked not to be identified says he returned home minutes after the shooting and he was worried about his kids safety.
“Like a normal parent I went straight to my kids room and hugged them and was glad they were still here,” said that neighbor. “Neighbor bullets don’t have names on ‘em. People shoot and don’t know where they’re really going. They could’ve easily missed the victim and went to my house.”
That man says barely a day went by when he didn’t talk to Hornaday.
“It’s messed up. It’s like the only neighbor I talked to on a regular basis. You know literally every day,” said that neighbor.
The house where the shooting took place is broken up into three apartments and police say some of the people who live in the building may have witnessed the crime.
Police don`t think the shooting was a random act and were interviewing neighbors to try to piece together what happened.
“I can’t think of why anyone would do anything to him because he was so cool,” said neighbor.
The fact is, a lot of the city’s violence involves teenagers. So far this year, a half dozen teens have been murdered in the city. The shooting on Evergreen is only the third involving a victim 60 years or older.
That’s why neighbors say the shooting came as a huge surprise.
“When situations like this happen, you think it’s kids. You don’t think anyone is going to shoot an old man in cold blood,” said the neighbor.
Police did stop a car they thought might be connected to the shooting, but that turned out not to be the case.
Anyone with information about this shooting is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS (8477).