Police say that one person has been killed after a shooting at a fraternity’s Halloween party at the Eagle Pointe Golf Resort in Bloomington, Indiana around 12:30 a.m. on Sunday, October 28. In addition to the deceased, one person was left in critical condition.
According to reports from the Monroe County Coroner, 21-year-old Kemontie Johnson was pronounced dead around 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, October 28. A University of Indiana spokesperson confirmed that Johnson was not a student.
Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Steve Hale said Johnson was shot in the neck and body multiple times before being pronounced dead. Additionally, Hale said several hundred people were at the party and many were trampled as they ran from the gunfire.
Additionally, police say that the second, still unidentified victim was shot in the head and is suffering from extensive brain swelling. The victim was flown to the Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.
At this time, the shooter is still on the loose, however, police have received conflicting descriptions of the shooter.
Johnson’s cause and manner of death have not been confirmed and his autopsy is scheduled for 8 a.m. on Monday, October 29.
According to an event planning website, a sold-out costume party called “A Nightmare in B-Town” put on by IU’s chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi was happening at Eagle Pointe at the time of the shooting. Police said they believe the shooting happened at the party.
Detectives believe there was only one shooter, according to a post on the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department Facebook page. The shooter has not been located, and police believe the person fled the area.
Hale said the shooter was likely from out of town. One other individual suffered injuries but was treated and released on scene. Police are searching for a suspect but have received conflicting descriptions of the shooter.
The party, which was called “A Nightmare In B-Town”, was hosted by the Alpha Chapter Nupes fraternity.
Malique Booth, president of Kappa Alpha Psi at IU, said in that the chapter is cooperating with its national headquarters, Eagle Pointe and the sheriff’s office on the case.
Police have asked anyone with information to contact police at 812-349-2780.