SHELBYVILLE, TN (WSMV) - Shelbyville police have identified the shooter and a person of interested involved in the murder of a 14-year-old in a business parking lot on Monday night.

Police said Horatio Lewis Rice has been identified as the person who shot and killed Israel Diego Pascual just after 9 p.m. in the parking lot of Duck River Laundry.

Michael Anthony Caldwell, a person of interest in the shooting, has been located and is being questioned by police.

Shelbyville Police have identified Horatio Lewis Rice as person who shot and killed a teen in the parking lot of a local business on Monday, S…

According to police, Pascual was with his parents and his 22-year-old brother at the laundromat in the 1200 block of North Main Street.

Police said his parents left in a separate car while the 14-year-old and his brother were wrapping up and had gotten into their car. That's when police said a man came up and unloaded a handgun into car.

"This kid didn't stay home and play video games last night. He went with his mom and dad to do laundry and he lost his life. This should not have happened," said Shelbyville Police Deputy Chief Brian Crews.

Police said the 14-year-old may have been hit multiple times, but there was one shot to the back of the head that killed him instantly.

"(His family is) devastated and they are very scared," said Crews. "This is a family that went out last night to take care of family chores and unfortunately before the night was over lost their son."

Pascual was a freshman at Shelbyville Central High School.

"We are extremely saddened by this tragedy and great loss of one of our own,' said Bedford County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Tammy Garrett in a statement. "Our prayers are with this family."

Counselors were available at the school and surrounding schools to support students and staff as needed.

Multiple people called 911 about the deadly shooting and detectives are trying to locate any surveillance video.

"It's very chilling, and we are going to work tirelessly to find the person or persons involved and we will make arrests in this case," said Crews.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Merlo at 931-684-5811. To donate to the GoFundme to help the family of Pascual, click here

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