Indianapolis gay bar possible target of drive-by shooting, hate crime

Indianapolis Star
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July 23, 2012

Police are investigating a possible drive-by shooting at an Indianapolis gay bar, but the bar’s owner said he is certain the blown out window is more than a random act of violence and may be a hate crime.

A large picture window at Gregs, a gay bar on East 16th Street, was shattered Saturday night at 9:30 p.m. by what police say was “possible gunfire.”

But the bar’s manager is certain it was gunfire, and certain, too, his place was targeted because it caters to gay people.

“It was obviously a bullet,” said Phil Denton, the manager who was working at the time. “We’ve had rocks thrown at us, and names shouted at us, but never before a bullet.”