For the victims, it had to be a horrible repeat of history. Just three months ago, two gunmen targeted the same home on Hovey Street. Hunt told police at the time "she was pleading for the life of everyone in the house."
One gunman threatened to kill them if they didn't tell them where they'd find a man they were looking for. Using a victim's scarf, the gunmen covered up a child's face, but did not hurt the child. That child was not one of Monday's victims.
The attackers left. The man they were looking for, the man who monitored security cameras mounted around the victim's house, told police then the men may have wanted him because he was close to a homicide victim.
And then the Star reported on what police found inside the home after the shootings:
Police found two handguns outside near the shooting scene, Mount said.
Inside the home, officers found a safe, about a pound of suspected marijuana, an electronic scale, ammunition and three long guns, according to a report.
WTHR also reported that a neighbor found a gun on the ground a few houses away, perhaps dropped by the two black men eyewitnesses saw fleeing the area in a black SUV with a Colts license plate immediately after the shootings. Who knows what all they made off with from the house before police arrived.
The guns, drugs, surveillance cameras, safe in the house, prior break-ins in recent months and reports by neighbors the house was known for gambling and drugs makes you wonder if there isn't a connection to Indianapolis' notorious pea shake houses.