MONROE COUNTY, Ind. – A Halloween party turned deadly in Monroe County and now a shooter is on the loose.
Police are still searching for the gunman who killed an Indianapolis man and shot two others at Eagle Pointe Golf Resort in Bloomington over the weekend.
The shooting happened around 12:30 a.m. at a building people frequently rent for parties.
An Indiana University fraternity was hosting an event called “A Nightmare in B-Town” when a fight escalated into gun violence.
Kemontie Johnson, 21, was pronounced dead at the scene. Johnson was a football star at Lawrence North High School. He graduated in 2016 and became an entrepreneur and started his own clothing line last year. His family and friends say he was very goal-oriented.
Rayshawn Walker, 19, from Fort Wayne suffered life-threatening injuries. A third victim, a 20-year-old from Fort Wayne, was shot in the arm before being treated and released.
Investigators say the violence started with an argument and ended in gunfire. Unfortunately, so far no arrests have been made in the case.
The sheriff says many witnesses ran away after the shooting making the case more difficult for the sheriff’s department to solve the case.
“At this point we’ve found a lot witnesses left the area. There was a lot of chaos at the scene. Tracking down potential witnesses can be a challenge in an event like this,” said Monroe County sheriff Brad Swain.
The sheriff also believes the shooter does not live around Monroe County.
“We’re pretty confident that person fled and put as much distance between them and the scene as time would allow,” said Swain.
Lauren Robel, provost of IU Bloomington, released a statement about the shooting:
Three people were shot, one fatally, at an off-campus party Saturday night at which a number of IU students were present. Our thoughts are with all of our students who witnessed or were present at this terrible event and with the families of the victims.
None of the victims were IU students, and the Monroe County Sheriff’s office continues its investigation. While we do not yet know all the facts involved, I do know that students who were present at the shooting may well need to speak to counselors. I urge students in this position to contact IU Counseling and Psychological Services at 812-855-5711. Additionally, we are making counselors available for walk-in appointments.
If you have any information about this case, contact police at 812-349-2780.