At a bus stop in Greenwood, Indiana, a 16-year-old student from Whiteland High School was shot and murdered, and the perpetrator fled the scene. No one was detained.
A 16-year-old high school student from Indiana was shot and died on Thursday morning as they waited for the bus to the school. An individual is being sought by police.
Deputies were summoned to the Winterwood and Providence drives in Greenwood vicinity of U.S. 31 and East Worthsville Road at 6:30 a.m. due to gunfire.
Nobody knew who the victim, a student at Whiteland Community High School, was.
According to Greenwood Assistant Police Chief Matt Fillenwarth, the juvenile victim had just recently moved into the school district, according to WNDU.
Police believe the victim, who was shot many times, was the intended target. According to Fillenwarth, the suspect approached the victim while he and many other people were waiting for the school bus. Black hoodie covered the suspect’s whole body. All of those individuals fled the scene before the victim was shot, as did the perpetrator.
BREAKING: A boy, 16, was shot and killed while waiting at the school bus stop. Officers in Greenwood say this was a targeted shooting. The suspect is at large. Witnesses say the suspects sibling was also at the bus stop with the victim. I’m live on @WISH_TV pic.twitter.com/mglpdOVGXf
— Lakyn McGee (@lakynlynnmcgee) August 25, 2022
School lockouts followed by lockdowns
According to Johnson County Sheriff Duane Burgess, many organisations are hunting for a suspect.
The Indiana State Police aircraft and an ATF K-9 were also used in the hunt.
According to a representative for Greenwood Community Schools, the schools were first placed on lockdown as a precaution.
Greenwood High School announced on social media at 7:45 a.m. that the lockdown had been changed to a lockout, with all exterior doors locked and no students allowed to leave the building unless escorted by school staff.
The superintendent of Clark-Pleasant Community School Corp., Dr. Patrick Spray, expressed his sympathies to the deceased’s friends and family in a statement. Spray said that there are now additional police officers in the district’s schools, and counsellors will be there to assist pupils in coping with what occurred.
At first, there was no apparent cause.