House Party Shooting Concerns Neighbors, Community Groups, Police

IMPD detectives continue piecing together information about what led to the shooting of multiple people at a house party early Monday morning. It happened in Butler-Tarkington on Graceland Avenue between 38th and 39th streets. “We’re feeling kind of down in the neighborhood because we take public safety to another level,” said Bryan Bradford, president of the Butler-Tarkington Neighborhood Association. IMPD confirms one man was killed, three other men and a woman were shot but survived. They also confirm another woman was injured, but officers did not provide any additional details. Eyewitnesses said between 50 and 100 people attended the party. District 7 City-County Councilor John Barth said the home is a short-term rental property. Neighbors said multiple parties have happened at the home recently. “There is a lot of short-term rentals that are popping up around the city, both Airbnbs and independents,” Barth said. “What happens in those situations, landlords who may not be connected to the community, rent houses for purposes that might not be supported by the community.”

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