Bil Browning

Drive-By Shooting at Indy Gay Bar?

Filed By Bil Browning | July 23, 2012 5:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Living
Tags: anti-gay bullying, Gregs, Indianapolis gay bar

Was there a drive-by shooting in front of the Indianapolis gay bar Gregs? Police are saying they have no suspects and are calling the incident indianapolis_in_Gregs_aka_Our_Place.jpeg"vandalism" but patrons and the bar's staff say differently.

"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."

No bullet was found and no one was injured.
Denton said that based on his discussions with bar patrons he believed a shot was fired from an eastbound car and that the car was "a Mercury or a Lincoln."

He noted that gay bars traditionally covered their windows "to protect peoples' identities, and to protect against rocks." Several years ago Gregs, and several other local gay bars, uncovered its windows. "The times being what they are, and the acceptance coming around, we decided it was time," Denton said.

Now one of the windows is boarded up.

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