INDIANAPOLIS – Indianapolis Metropolitan police are investigating a shooting on the east side just days after a homicide at the same location.
Officers were called to the 3600 block of North Dequincy Street around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday. They said a person suffered a graze wound and was in stable condition.
During an afternoon update, IMPD said detectives don’t believe the individual “who was shot was intended to be shot.” They’ve identified a suspected shooter and said both individuals are family members.
No one has been arrested, although aggravated assault detectives were called to the scene. Earlier, IMPD officers and a SWAT team were also called to the area.
This was the third day in a row that police responded to the same address.
The string of gun violence on North Dequincy Street all started just before 1 am on Sunday morning.
“When officers arrived on scene they found an adult male individual suffering from an apparent gunshot wound in the front of the residence,” said Mike Leepper with IMPD.
26-year-old Damonte Parker was pronounced dead at the scene. Police also identified a person of interest, but that individual was later released and no arrest has been made.
But the violence doesn’t stop there.
“I heard a loud shooting,” one neighbor said. “I thought it was right at my door it was so loud. Me and my son took cover.”
“We ran as fast as we could to the next room. We broke that door down because we thought the shooting was right there in our backyard. It was very scary.”
According to IMPD Incident Reports, officers were called back to the same home the next day for shots fired.
A neighbor who lives down the street, and doesn’t want to be identified due to safety concerns, said she’s worried.
“All of a sudden, I am hearing these strange things that are happening over here, and it is time to move,” said the neighbor.
Neighbors say they want more patrol in the area.
“I am going to be very encouraging for neighborhood watch to get things back to where it used to be at least,” said a neighbor.