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Brownsburg PD searching for at least 1 suspect after person fatally shot during transaction gone wrong

Officers responded to the 3400 block of Hornaday Road, north of East County Road 300 North, shortly after 11 p.m.

BROWNSBURG, Ind. — One person was killed in a shooting late Thursday in Brownsburg during what police believe was a transaction gone wrong.

Shortly after 11 p.m., officers responded to the 3400 block of Hornaday Road, north of East County Road 300 North, for a report of a person shot. There they located one male who had been shot to death and at least one witness, police said.

Brownsburg police told 13News they believe the shooting occurred during some type of transaction.

Police are looking for a suspect described as a tall man around 18 to 20 years old with long lighter-colored dreadlocks, who was wearing a red and black hoodie sweatshirt. 

The suspect was last seen leaving in a dark blue 2008 Honda Civic four-door sedan with Indiana license plate AEU479, traveling southbound on Hornaday Road, Brownsburg police said.

Police believe it was possible there was a second person driving that car, but had not definitively determined that as of early Friday.

Anyone who sees the car is asked to call 911 and not approach the vehicle. Brownsburg police are asking anyone with information on the incident to contact them at 317-852-1109.

A mother who lives across the street from the park where the shooting occurred said her daughter heard the gunshots.

"We are used to having fun celebrations in the park in front of us. I mean, this is part of this community, a lot of, you know, closeness, family get-togethers, things like that, but you never expect that at that time of night," said Brandi Freije.

Brownsburg Community School Corporation released the following statement to parents about security following the shooting:

"We were notified late last night of some police activity near the BCSC campus. While we don't believe there is any danger to our school community, out of an abundance of caution, additional police officers from our neighboring police departments will be on campus throughout the school day today."

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