LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - John Noble has been living at the Cambridge Estates Apartment Complex in Lafayette for three years and had only one thing to say about the events that took place Monday morning.
"I'm not surprised," said Noble.
It was around 8:00 a.m. when Noble said he heard a noise outside of his apartment. Police said that noise was the sound of multiple gun shots.
"It's not the first time gun crimes have happened around this area," said Noble.
Multiple shots were fired in the parking lot outside of the apartment. Some of those shots flattened car tires, and one punctured the side of a car, but one of the gunshots did hit the victim.
"The gentleman that was shot was shot in the buttocks and is being taken to Indianapolis, not due to the shooting," said Lafayette Police Lieutenant Tom Davidson. "He actually broke his leg."
Davidson said the victim, 37-year-old Michael Winston, broke his leg while running from the scene.
A few minutes after the shooting, officers pulled over a car driven by 31-year-old Bryan Gavin. Gavin was arrested in connection with the shooting.
"It was a specific crime towards a specific individual, it was not a random crime," said Davidson.
Davidson said it appears as if the two didn't know each other personally, but do know a mutual friend.
Noble said the gun violence surrounding his community always seems to be for a personal matter, and for that, he said he's not worried about his safety.
"I feel safe living here because I'm not that kind of person," said Noble.
Gavin has been booked into the Tippecanoe County Jail.
He's being charged with criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon, and unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon.
Police said Gavin had his 3-year-old child with him in the car at the time of his arrest. That child has since been released to her mother.
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