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CALL 6: Gun sale led to deadly shooting of 14-year-old in restaurant parking lot on Indy's west side

Teen's family says they want justice
Posted: 5:37 PM, Jan 31, 2017
Updated: 2017-02-01 12:20:29-05

INDIANAPOLIS -- The sale of a gun led to the deadly shooting of 14-year-old Monday night on Indianapolis' west side, according to multiple Call 6 Investigates sources.

Sources say a gun sale Monday night around 7:30 p.m. outside of the Popeye's restaurant in the 3200 block of West 16th Street turned into a robbery, then a fight broke out and shots were fired.  Anthony Hughes, Jr., 14, was wounded and later died at the hospital.

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Anthony's family says they want justice.

"They need to stop all this violence. Whatever the situation was, it's not worth nobody losing their life. When I was growing up, we would fight and live another day. Now, they just want to shoot, shoot, shoot. For what? Why?" said Shaherah Melissa Smith, Anthony's mother.

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Smith describes her son as an aspiring football and basketball star who was about to become a father.  Family members say he was a good kid and they want whoever did this behind bars now.

"Real bad. At least we can get a little closure, but that's not gonna bring him back. Nobody needs to be walking around after they did something like that," said George Smith, Anthony's uncle.

Anthony's family says there are people out there who know what happened Monday night in that restaurant parking lot.

If you have information about the shooting, call Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-TIPS.  You will remain anonymous.