INDIANAPOLIS — Neighbors in a northeast side neighborhood one house in their area is to blame for recent violence impacting the neighborhood.
“This house is having pay parties, alcohol, blocking the streets off,” Suzie Wallach told WRTV.
The home Wallach is talking about is off of Fall Creek Road. She says the home has been having parties for weeks on end, and neighbors are getting tired of it.
“Blocking the streets off – walking with thongs – this is a family neighborhood,” she said.
This family neighborhood is now the center of an IMPD investigation about those constant parties.
Documents show the property is in foreclosure and the owner has filed for bankruptcy.
Now neighbors say it’s just being rented out to throw house parties.
Surveillance video obtained by WRTV from a nearby home captured gunfire ringing out in the area. That neighbor says those shots came from the "party house," as they call it.
Neighbors say it's not just the noise, but the fear that one of those shots could make it into their own home.
“It’s an absolute nightmare having to grab your children out of their beds and not know they are okay,” Nicholas Blesch Clark said.
IMPD says one woman was injured in a shooting at the home on Sunday.
The department says it’s familiar with the area and members of the IMPD’s Nuisance and Abatement team are conducting a follow up investigation. They will also work with the City Prosecutor throughout the course of their investigation.
Neighbors say they just want the parties to stop.
“We don’t need this – we just want to live quiet lives,” Clark said.
He tells WRTV there was house party over Mother’s Day weekend where a promoter posted on social media about a pool party that featured adult-themed games. Clark says the post showed a "minimum $20 cover charge" that went up to $750 for VIP Guests.
“This can’t be a legal operation,” Wallach concluded.
IMPD continues to ask anyone with any information regarding organizers and promoters of events involving potential illegal activity to contact Nuisance and Abatement by email at IMPD_NuisanceAbatement@indy.gov.
Alternatively, community members can call Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317.262.8477 or (TIPS) to remain anonymous.