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Police identify victim, suspect in deadly shooting in Brownsburg

Police say 22-year-old Joshua Hayes began shooting at two men in Brownsburg Cemetery in what they call an unprovoked attack.

BROWNSBURG, Ind. — Police have identified two men who were killed in a shooting Tuesday afternoon in Brownsburg.

Police say 36-year-old Seth Robertson and 22-year-old Joshua Hayes, both of Indianapolis, died in the attack they say was launched by Hayes at the Brownsburg Cemetery at 56th Street and North Grant Street.

Police say Hayes attacked Robertson and another man, identified by investigators as "Victim 2" in a release, while they worked at the cemetery. Hayes reportedly drove to the scene, approached the men and began shooting.

The victims began running, separating in attempt to seek safety from the gunfire. Hayes pursued Robertson, catching him at 56th and Grant and shooting him. 

Robertson died at the scene.

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Hayes then began chasing the second victim on foot, police said, through a residential neighborhood and back onto 56th Street. He was firing his weapon at the second victim during the chase, according to a police release detailing the incident.

Hayes caught up with the other man in the westbound lane of 56th Street and was still firing as a physical altercation ensued.

A third victim, identified as "Victim 3," was in their car at a traffic light and witnessed the altercation. That victim's car was struck by a bullet from Hayes' gun. 

The third victim, who is licensed to legally carry a firearm, intervened and shot Hayes as the suspect was pointing his gun at Victim 2's head. 

Hayes died at the scene, police said.

The second and third victims of the incident were treated and released at the scene after giving statements about the shootings to investigators.

Police continue to investigate the motive for the attack, but say there is no evidence at this time that anyone other than Hayes committed a criminal act. Investigators also said there is no known connection between Hayes and any of the victims.

The Hendricks County Prosecutor's Office will review the case. 

Police encourage anyone with information about Tuesday's incident to contact them. 

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