Johnson County calls for crackdown on large parties

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A shooting during an event at a central Indiana golf course this month has prompted local leaders to seek a crackdown on large parties.

Johnson County Sheriff Doug Cox and county attorney Kathleen Hash are working on a public nuisance ordinance that would allow the sheriff to halt large parties that could pose a safety risk to people attending or living and working nearby.

The Daily Journal reports Cox began pursuing the rules after at least 15 shots were fired during a party at Walnut Ridge Golf Course near Center Grove. One person was injured.

Cox says most of the events he's targeting are advertised as under-21 dance parties but can attract gangs or drug and alcohol use.

The county is modeling its ordinance after one in Indianapolis.

Information from: Daily Journal 

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