Also over the Fourth of July holiday weekend, a husband and wife were hospitalized with fire-related injuries after two gunmen robbed their store and set it ablaze, according to the Indianapolis Fire Department.
Memorial Day weekend this year also brought violence in the city, with altercations outside the Indianapolis Motor Speedway before the Indianapolis 500 leaving one man shot dead, a second man wounded by gunfire and a third man beaten.
“I can honestly say that I’m afraid. I didn’t sleep well at all last night,” downtown resident Jackson Austin, 32, told The Indianapolis Star of the most recent shootings. “… I don’t know if I’d call any part of the city safe anymore.”