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Name of Princeton shooting victim released


Police have released the name of the man killed in an early morning shooting in Gibson County.

Princeton Police Chief W.W. George says the victim has been identified as 21-year-old Raheim Bright, of Vincennes.

The shooting happened in the Main and Kentucky area of Princeton. The call came into 911 just before 4:00 a.m. Friday.

According to Chief George, several people left Beaches Bar to go to the house of a young woman in the group. An argument escalated in the house so the young woman's mother told them to get out because children were sleeping in the home.

The group left and went next door to the parking lot of a business. Police say that's when the argument turned physical.

Chief George says a 53-year-old man went to break it up with a gun in his hand. The man told police he went to hit Bright in the head with the gun and it fired.

Bright was taken to Gibson General and then flown by medical helicopter to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, where he later died.

The Vanderburgh County Coroner's Office says an autopsy is scheduled for Saturday.

Chief George says detectives are interviewing the 53-year-old man as a suspect, but no arrests have been made at this time.

Investigators are still trying to determine what happened and several of the other people involved in the altercation have been brought in for questioning.

The children that were sleeping in the house have since been taken from the home.

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