A local mother is speaking out after her son and his older half-brother were fatally shot near a nightclub on the northwest side early Sunday morning.
Andre Stennett-Harrod, 22, and his brother LaVonne Harrod, 24, were killed inside their vehicle which was stopped at a stoplight near Cloud Nine, located near West 38th Street and Georgetown Road.
"My heart is completely broken that was my baby, my only baby," said Sabrinna Stennette.
The brothers were coming from the nightclub with a friend who was in the backseat of the vehicle. The friend was not injured in the shootings.
Reports reveal the club was seriously overcrowded, and witnesses reported fights in the parking lot.
Stennette said her son loved Ball State University, where he was going to be a senior, and he had big dreams.
"He was going to school for sports administration and international business," she said.
At 16 years old, he had also started Play It 4Ward, a group that mentors kids and teens through sports clinics and other activities.
"He was out here in the community being an advocate against violence and giving kids something positive to do to stay off the streets and stop violence," said Stennette.
Stennette believes something must have happened inside the night club. She also said she wants other young people to take on his dream.
"I don't want them to just say rest in peace,” said Stennette. “I want them to get out there and move to action and stop this from happening. if anyone wants to do anything for me, that's what you can do for me. These young kids, get out here, make a difference, and you can stop the violence."
Investigators are collecting evidence and tracking down witnesses. No suspects have been identified at this time.
Local mother of an anti-violence advocate speaks out after son gunned down