HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (PIX11) — The town of Hempstead is demanding answers and justice after the Wednesday death of a 19-year-old who was shot outside of a McDonald’s.

The victim graduated from Hempstead High School last year and was shot multiple times. While police continue to look for clues and whoever is to blame, Hempstead Mayor Waylyn Hobbs vowed to get to the bottom of what happened.

“When we have people that careless enough and don’t care for the safety of the Village of Hempstead, that would do somethhing like this in broad daylight, I am looking for them to be brought to justice,” the mayor said.

Police believe the shooting was targeted. It’s very unsettling for parents with children in the area schools. Many students stop at the McDonald’s after school. Now Hempstead School Board president Randy Stith is demanding more resources and safety measures to protect students, especially as they walk home from school.

“This was predictable, and although we can’t prevent crimes, what we can do is ask for resources from different areas of government who have shared responsibility over this district,” Stith said.

While not much has been said about the victim, the focus now is on how this could have been avoided. Police say they already have constant patrols near the McDonald’s, and more are expected. Officials said when the incident happened, a lieutenant was right there, first to respond.