Broad Ripple business owners react to deadly shooting


NOW KNOW THE NAME OF THE MAN SHOT AND KILLED IN BROAD RIPPLE. HE IS 36-YEAR-OLD ALFRED JAMES HAYES JUNIOR. *MIK*) PARAMEDICS PRONOUNCED HIM DEAD JUST AFTER 3:30 THIS MORNING. NEWS 8’S TRAVIS ROBINSON JOINS US LIVE NEAR CONNOR’S PUB WHERE THE SHOOTING HAPPENED. TRAVIS? *TRAVI*) CONNORS PUB IS OPEN/CLOSED.. PEOPLE AROUND HERE I TALKED WITH DON’T THINK SHOOTING WILL HAVE MUCH IMPACT IN THE AREA. *REPORTIN*) EARLY THURSDAY MORNING, POLICE LIGHTS LIT UP FERGUSON STREET BEHIND CONNOR’S PUB AFTER ONE MAN WAS FOUND DEAD. A SIGHT LIKE THIS IS SOMETHING NEARBY BUSINESSES SAY THEY RARELY SEE. “IT’S AN INTERESTING CROWD. I MEAN, YOU GET ALL AGES, YOUNG TO OLD, AND IT’S USUALLY JUST A PRETTY NICE ATMOSPHERE. I GO THERE ON WEDNESDAY’S DURING HURLING SEASON- WE GO AFTERWARDS AND I GO THERE FROM TIME TO TIME FOR LUNCHES.” MANY PLACES AROUND CONNOR’S AREN’T OPEN IN THE EARLY MORNING WHEN THE SHOOTING HAPPENED, SO MANY PEOPLE DIDN’T FIND OUT ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED UNTIL THEY GOT INTO WORK A FEW HOURS LATER. “IT DOESN’T MAKE ME FEEL GOOD. I FEEL VERY STRONGLY FOR THE FAMILY THAT HAS TO DEAL WITH THAT. IT’S JUST TOO CLOSE THAT- THE MONON TRAIL IS JUST RIGHT THERE. IT JUST GOES RIGHT ALONG OUR BUSINESSES HERE. I JUST FEEL THAT WITH THEM BEING KILLED, THAT’S JUST NOT GOOD AT ALL. IT HITS TOO CLOSE.” THE SHOOTING HAPPENED WITHIN A COUPLE BLOCKS FOR MANY BROAD RIPPLE BUSINESSES, BUT MANY SAY THEY DON’T THINK IT WILL STOP CUSTOMERS FROM COMING IN. “I’LL PROBBALY HAVE PEOPLE ASK ABOUT IT AND STUFF, BUT THAT’S THE TYPE OF THING THAT CAN HAPPEN ANYWHERE IN THE CITY. IT’S NOT LOCALIZED TO THINGS THAT GO ON HERE MORE OR LESS.” EVEN THOUGH POLICE DIDN’T CAPTURE ANY SUSPECTS IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE SHOOTING, MANY NEARBY FEEL THERE’S NOTHING TO FEAR AND THAT BROAD RIPPLE IS STILL A GOOD PLACE TO BE. “IT’S BEEN A GOOD PLACE TO BE. THERE HAS BEEN A COUPLE OF THINGS HAPPEN LAST YEAR WITH A SHOOTING AT A CORNER BAR, BUT THERE’S NOT BEEN AS MUCH BAD CRIME I WOULD SAY, OR ANYTHING OF THAT NATURE AROUND. THIS IS THE CLOSEST I THINK THERE IS AS FAR AS INSIDE BROAD RIPPLE AND THE AREA THAT IT’S IN.” *TRAVI*) AS WE FIND OUT MORE ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED, WE’LL BE SURE TO KEEP YOU UPDATED ON AIR AND ONLINE AT WISH TV DOT COM. IN THE MEAN TIME, IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING THAT COULD HELP POLICE, CONTACT THEM OR CRIME STOPPERS. I’M TRAVIS ROBINSON,

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