ANDERSON — Bryce Patterson, the 19-year-old Fortville man killed in a double shooting late Saturday, "was a kind kid," said Pendleton Heights High School Principal Connie Rickert on Monday.
Patterson graduated in June. He returned to Pendleton Heights on Friday to thank one of his teachers for helping him through high school, Rickert said.
She said news of his death came as a shock.
"A lot of people knew him, and I think their thoughts and prayers go out to his family," Rickert said.
Details of exactly what occurred around 10 p.m. Saturday in the 800 block of West 12th Street are still murky.
Michael Kincade, 26, of Indianapolis, who was with Patterson, was also shot. His wound was non-life threatening, police said.
At the scene on Saturday, Anderson Police Department spokesman Maj. Joel Sandefur said initial findings after the shooting indicated there may have been some kind of disagreement between Patterson and the person who shot him.
On Monday, Sandefur said investigators are seeking a suspect, and he declined to comment about the circumstance leading up to the shooting.
Social media websites were buzzing with a different narrative on Monday. Multiple posts suggested Patterson was in the area to help a friend.
The Herald Bulletin attempted Monday to contact people who said they knew Patterson, but was unsuccessful in reaching any.
Sandefur said the shooting was not related to the killing of Jeremy Boyd on Friday morning.
A Facebook fundraiser to raise $1,000 has been established by Breonna Patterson.
Meanwhile, Anderson police detectives are continuing their active investigation into Boyd's homicide.
The 35-year-old Anderson man was shot multiple times outside his house in the 1900 block of West 14th Street.
Hours before he was gunned down, Boyd was in court seeking protective orders against two people who he said threatened to kill him.
Boyd filed for protection in July against Derrick Love, whom he identified as his cousin, and Water Williams, an Anderson resident.
All three men were in court Friday morning where Circuit Court Magistrate Jason Childers approved the protective order.
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