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Elderly man dies after being shot in his driveway in Zionsville; suspect is still on the loose

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Posted at 1:24 PM, Sep 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-28 19:00:20-04

ZIONSVILLE, Ind. -- An elderly man has died after he was shot in his driveway in Zionsville Wednesday afternoon.

A neighbor called 911 shortly before 1 p.m. about the shooting in the 600 block of Terrace Drive.

When police arrived, they found John Clements on the ground outside his garage. Clements, 82, was taken to the hospital where he later died.

Police Chief Robert Knox says Clements was shot several times with a rifle-caliber weapon, based upon shell casings found at the scene. 

Knox says they do not know at this point if the shooting was random or if Clements was targeted.

Witnesses told police they saw a newer model, white Chevy Impala with Indiana plates fleeing the scene.  The suspect is still on the loose.

Zionsville Community Schools, which had been on lockdown due to the shooting, were dismissed around 3 p.m.

Prior to John Clements' death, the most recent homicides in Zionsville took place in February 2016 when Katherine Giehll and her 4-year-old son Raymond were shot and killed at their home.

The prime suspect, Lucius Oliver Hamilton III, was Katie's uncle. He died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in a downtown Indianapolis hotel room.

Police say the motive in the murders was inheritance money. Giehll's father passed away in 2012. He was a Marion County Sheriff's Deputy.