2 Slain Hovey Street Victims Laid To Rest

City Officials Attend Funeral

Hundreds gathered for an emotional goodbye Saturday to a mother and son, two of four victims fatally shot in their home on Hovey Street earlier this week.

Police and city officials joined family members and friends of Gina Hunt, 24, and Jordan Hunt, 23 months, at their funeral, which happened hours before police announced the arrests of four people in connection with the slayings.

Everyone seemed to be shaken by the sight of mother and son lying next to each other at the service, 6News' Cheryl Jackson reported.

"It's pretty sad in there. It is real sad in there," said John Boyd, who attended the viewing before the funeral.

Indianapolis Metro Police Chief Michael Spears also appeared overwhelmed with grief.

"We just walked past that coffin with the body of a 24-year-old woman with her infant lying beside her -- too young to die from circumstances that were tragic and, by all accounts, senseless," Spears said.

The Hunts, along with Andrea Yarrell and her 4-month-old daughter, Charlii, were slain Monday night. Police said all of the victims were shot multiple times.

No one has been charged in the slayings, though several people have been questioned and police launched an all-out effort to find the killers.

"This funeral is the worst thing we have ever experienced," said Marion County Prosecutor Carl Brizzi.

The parking lot at the church was so crowded with cars that it had to be closed -- a sign of a community grieving and outraged, Jackson reported.

"I was shaking from rage and not sadness," said Erica McCray, who attended the funeral. "It's senseless, and nothing but the devil would prompt someone to do that."

The children were slain as the mothers clutched them, police said.

"It's a special kind of evil to do that -- not much you can say," said Tanya Hayes, who was at the funeral.

Funeral services for the Yarrells will be on Monday at noon at Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church.

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