Teen dies after shooting in Hendricks County

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HENDRICKS COUNTY — A teenager died after he was shot while inside a vehicle by someone who drove up to the vehicle and opened fire, according to the Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department.

Authorities say the shooting happened around 3 p.m. Tuesday in the 10200 block of Haag Road in Hendricks County.

Two people were inside a parked Jeep when another vehicle pulled up and fired multiple shots before fleeing the area.

The teen was shot and taken by ambulance to a hospital in Indianapolis. On Wednesday, officials confirmed he passed away and the Marion County Coroner’s Office identified him as 17-year-old Freddie Hegwood.

The sheriff’s department says at least two people fired shots from inside the suspect vehicle, which is described as a black, four-door passenger car — possibly a Chevrolet Impala. Authorities say it looks as though some paint is peeling off the roof.

A nearby house was struck by gunfire, but no one in the house was injured, according to HCSD.

An investigation into the shooting is ongoing.

Anyone with information should call CrimeStoppers at 317-262-TIPS (8477) or 911.

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