Two men injured after a shooting into Lafayette home

Police say the suspect is still on the run.

Posted: Aug 14, 2019 5:52 AM
Updated: Aug 14, 2019 6:59 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Two men were hurt Wednesday morning after someone shot into a Lafayette home, according to Lt. Randy Sherer. Police say the suspect is still on the run.

Officers received a call of a shooting about 2:45 a.m. in the 2800 block of Dorsett Drive. That's just south of Beck Lane and west of Armstrong Park.

Police said multiple shots were fired, however it's too early to count. Officers said a 19-year-old and a 20-year-old man were targeted and their injuries are not critical. Police said they were both wounded in the leg.

Officers said they were unaware of any suspect information at this time.

The two men who were injured are being interviewed at the hospital. Police said they are complying with officers.

Officers will be in the area for awhile.

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UPDATE- Lan Wheeler has lived on Dorsett Drive for 14 years, and he is not happy with the incident that took place Wednesday morning.

"I mean it's pretty quiet around here,” said Wheeler. “It's a good place to live I like living here, but you know it just takes a couple people to ruin it."

Lan lives next door to where the shooting on Dorssett drive took place and he feels his neighbors are causing trouble in the neighborhood.

"There's good people in this town who need a place to live,” added Wheeler. “Then you have people that just want to take advantage of everything. I don't know, but I am not happy not at all about it."

Sergeant Mike Brown with the Lafayette police department says the public isn't in any danger.

"This is clearly a targeted incident,” said Sergeant Brown. “This was not random my any respect so I think the general public is probably safe from this event."

While the public is not in danger, police at this time don't have any leads on who may have committed the crime. People who live in the neighborhood say this incident was surprising but they don't think it will be a reoccurring problem.

"If things do continue if there is a rise in that kind of activity it is something to be concerned about,” said Matt Quivey. “At this moment I am not worried."

Some want a stronger police presence, while other just want justice to be served when those committed the crime are caught.

"My biggest concern is that nothing will come of it,” says Lyle Rupp a property manager in the neighborhood.
Police are still asking for the public's help in identifying who may have done this. If you know anything you are asked to call the Lafayette Police Department at 765-807-1200.

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