FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) -- Last night’s standoff on Hanna Street has left neighbors shaken.
Jabari Casey and his brother Jashaun McCracken were hanging out in their Hanna Street home Thursday when they heard them.
“I heard maybe 10 or 11 shots,” McCracken said.
The brothers acted fast.
“I get down on the floor. I see my brother come out and I tell him to get down,” Casey said.
Fort Wayne police say they first responded to a shooting at McKinnie Ave. and South Monroe Street.
But the investigation led them to the house near the brothers’ home.
Police surrounded the home for hours and eventually entered around midnight.
They said no one was inside the house.
Bullet holes are visible on a house across the street.
“It’s crazy because … stuff like that [doesn’t] usually happen around here,” Casey said. We’re usually a pretty calm neighborhood. We like to keep to ourselves.”
Rev. Lewis A. King, Coordinator of the TenPoint Coalition said incidents like this instill fear in the community.
“It causes us not to trust one another, there’s a fear factor that goes on. And with this happening, you’re a little bit afraid to walk the streets at night,” he said.
McCracken said he wanted to hang out with his friends but …
“Some of them are scared because of what happened last night,” he said.
King said because these incidents aren’t concentrated in a specific area, it’s up to everyone to help prevent them.
“We need to as residents to speak out against that, and the community needs to come together,” he said.
Police said two victims were hurt in the shooting and were transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.