Driver shot during carjacking in Avon

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AVON, Ind. – A carjacking in Avon ended with the victim being shot on Wednesday.

Police say the driver of a silver 2018 Ford Mustang was carjacked near the city’s Regal Cinema and forced to drive to a Key Bank two miles away, near Eden Gate Drive and Avon Village Parkway.

“We believe the individuals involved drove to an ATM around the corner from where we are at right now,” Avon Deputy Chief Brian Nugent said.

At some point, officers believe the driver and the suspect got in some sort of scuffle in the bank parking lot. The victim was then shot and dumped nearby as the suspect drove away in the car.

“Any time you have any situation of this magnitude, a carjacking, someone that’s armed, certainly that presents a danger to the public,” Deputy Chief Nugent said.

Avon police say they the car was located roughly 11 minutes away near U.S. 40 and Bridgeport Road, northwest of the Indianapolis International Airport, but the suspect still hasn’t been found.

The victim’s condition is unknown at this time. Police were able to apply a tourniquet to the man’s wounds until medics were able to arrive.

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