Shooting in Avon leaves man dead, woman injured

AVON, Ind. – Police say a man was killed and a woman was injured in a shooting in Avon on Monday.

According to police, a woman was pulling up to a home in the 2700 block of Bluewood Way to pick up a TV she had purchased online when she found the victims outside. She then called 911.

Officers responded to the scene near Dan Jones Road and East County Road 300 South around 2:45 p.m.

Police say the man was pronounced dead at the scene and the woman was found to be suffering from at least two gunshot wounds. She was taken to Eskenazi Hospital in critical condition at last check. Police say they found a weapon at the scene and did not believe a suspect was at large.

"We don't believe this is a shoot out right now, the information we have suggests we have one shooter, that weapon has been recovered," Avon Assistant Police Chief Brian Nugent said.

Officers say they believe the two were dating and lived at a home across the street. They said it's a possibility the shooting was domestic in nature, though they are still investigating.  Authorities had reportedly been dispatched to the couple's home last week.

Search warrants were served at both homes. Police said they do not believe the people at the home where the victims were found are involved in the shooting.

"These things are very rare for our community, but they can happen anywhere. Our agency prepares and trains, our community should be at the idea of that these things can happen anywhere, but this is a safe community. We're very confident that we're not looking for an assailant that has fled from the scene," Nugent said.

The shooting sent shock waves throughout the neighborhood as people came home from work to the scene and came outside to discover it.

"Come back  out and there's police all over the place, didn't know what had happened but yeah it's a shock," neighbor Dave Hovermale said. "I heard absolutely nothing."

"Things like this they don't happen around here so when something does happen especially literally this close to home it's kind of a shock," neighbor Art Botchis said.

Police said this was Avon's second homicide, the last one being in 2009.