About 100 people had packed into the home after a Ball State University fraternity party. About 4 a.m., a car pulled into an alley behind the house and began firing into the home, said Marlon Glass, 31, who was at the party.
The house, in a student neighborhood near campus, was riddled with bullet holes, and a trail of shell casings still led from the back door to the alley Sunday afternoon. The windows of some of the half-dozen cars parked behind the house had been shot out.
Police and witnesses said at least two people had fired as many as 40 rounds from outside, and investigators were looking in to whether shots were fired inside the house as well.
Julian Brown, 28, a former Ball State student from Gary, Ind., was found dead in the kitchen, Muncie police Chief Joe Winkle said.
Two people were in fair condition Sunday at Ball Memorial Hospital and two were treated and released, a hospital spokesman said. One person was treated at the scene.
"It was a private gathering. It wasn't a wild party or anything like that. It just got out of hand," said David Keels, an advisor for Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity. A Kappa Alpha Psi member who lived in the house had invited several people over after the fraternity party at the local YMCA, Keels said.
"It's not supposed to be like that at Ball State," Marlon Glass said.
The shooters' identities still hadn't been determined Sunday afternoon, Winkle said.