ZIONSVILLE, Ind. – Zionsville police are continuing their search for a gunman after a man was shot and wounded at an apartment complex Monday night.
Authorities say the man was shot in the head shortly after 10 p.m. in the 1300 block of Quail Run Ct. That's in the Quail Run Apartments right behind Boone Village shopping center.
The victim, who police believe is a resident of the apartment complex, was transported to St. Vincent Hospital. He is expected to survive.
After searching the area until 2 a.m., the Boone County Sheriff's Office says it exhausted all leads. Police believe the suspect has left the area.
In May of last year, a 30-year-old Indianapolis man was shot and killed in the same apartment complex. In that case police say Terrell Scott was shot and killed while standing outside.
Still, the pastor at a church across the street from the Quail Run Apartments says Zionsville continues to be one of the safest places to live in the state.
“I haven’t noticed anything in terms of the life of the community, any more fear or danger. This just happens when you have more people around,” said Reverend Steven Albertin with Christ Lutheran Church in Zionsville.
The first murder in Zionsville took place back in 1997 when a woman died after being hit in the head and strangled. Police say Janice Willey was killed by her husband’s best friend.
Nearly 20 years passed until the next murder in 2016, but reverend Albertin points out the population of Zionsville more than tripled over the last two decades, making violence more likely.
“You know this kind of stuff happens. The community is growing, especially with more apartments, you get more of a transient population,” said Albertin.
Police are still investigating what led up to the shooting Monday night, but say they too take pride in the fact that shootings remain a rarity in Zionsville.
”We don’t want to be known as a community that has shootings on the regular, so I’m as surprised as you are. You know we don’t have these come up very often,” said Zionsville police Lt. Adrian Martin.
Anyone with information on the shooting is still asked to contract Crime Stoppers or the Zionsville Police Department.