Reports of Zionsville gunman unfounded


Reports of a gunman near a Zionsville church this morning were unfounded, according to the Boone County Sheriff’s Office and Zionsville Police Dept.

Initially, there were reports of a gunman and an altercation near Zionsville Christian Church, at 120 N. 9th St., and residents were advised to stay in their homes.

“There was no evidence that that happened, and it went unfounded,” BCSO Deputy Chris Burcham, a public information officer, said.

According to Zionsville Police Chief Robert Knox, a man walked into the church this morning. Behind him, he saw what he believed to be a man holding a gun pointed at him, so he fled and called 911.

ZPD officers were at the scene in minutes, according to Knox, and the purported subject was not found.

ZPD officers pulled video from Town Hall in case the subject fled on foot down one of the trails nearby, but found nothing matching that description. A full neighborhood canvas and a drone search didn’t find anyone matching the description of the purported subject.

No one else witnessed the incident, Knox said, and there is no evidence indicating an active gunman is in Zionsville at this time.

As of this time, as a precaution, the ZPD advises all residents remain vigilant. If anyone has information regarding the subject, the incident or anything suspicious, they are advised to contact the ZPD.


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