LAWRENCE, Ind. — Police in Lawrence are investigating after a teen was fatally shot while driving Thursday afternoon, causing the victim to crash their car into a fire hydrant.
Officers with the Lawrence Police Department were called around 6:30 p.m. to the 4900 block of Leone Drive for a person shot.
Upon arrival to the area, which is a residential area near the intersection of E. 49th Street and Shadeland Avenue, LPD said officers found a male driver who had been shot. The driver was critically injured, LPD said, causing him to crash his vehicle into a fire hydrant.
The victim, whom police confirmed was a 17-year-old male, was taken to a local hospital in critical condition. LPD announced shortly after 10 p.m. Thursday night that the victim had died.
The victim was later identified as Mekhi Reeves.
The fatal shooting remains under investigation.