HENDRICKS COUNTY, Ind. — A teen died after being shot Tuesday when two people opened fire on a parked car.
Police identified the victim as 17-year-old Freddie Hegwood II.
A Hendricks County sheriff's spokesperson said in a release the shooting happened around 3 p.m. in the 10200 block of Haag Drive.
Officers called to the area on a report of a person shot found two people in a parked vehicle. Hegwood was wounded and taken to the hospital in serious condition. He later died.
The other occupant was not injured.
“I grabbed everything I could, someone’s hoodie and a towel and I just put it on his head and just tried to keep him alive until the ambulance came,” said Crystal Robertson, a neighbor who ran to give aid to Hegwood. “I haven’t been able to concentrate today. All you can do is look back and see the look that you had in his eyes. He looked terrified.”
A nearby home was also struck by gunfire.
“A few of them came in the living room area, but luckily, no one was at home at the time and they kind of embedded into the sidewall,” the homeowner told 13News.
A preliminary investigation by police indicates two people in a car, possibly a black Chevrolet Impala four-door, stopped next to the victims' vehicle and at least two people in the car began shooting. The suspects then fled.
“People like this don’t deserve to be on the streets 'cause any one of our kids could have been hurt. There were kids walking home from the bus stop when this happened and they had the nerve to shoot someone in the middle of the freaking day,” said Robertson.
Hegwood was a Brownsburg Schools student. The school district released this statement to 13News on Wednesday:
"Brownsburg Community School Corporation is deeply saddened at the passing of Freddie Hegwood II, who recently completed his coursework and would have been graduating from Harris Academy mid-year. The support and prayers of the Brownsburg School community will continue to be with his family."
An investigation is underway.
If you have information, contact the Hendricks County Dispatch Center at (317) 839-8700 or 911.