UPDATE: Monday, July 25, 2022 @ 11:43 AM: PRINCETON, WV (WVNS) — According to Captain R.A. Maddy, with the WV State Police, the shooting on Middlesex Avenue in Princeton started from a “large fight”.

Captain Maddy stated Troopers responded to a call reporting a large fight with shots fired on Middlesex Avenue at 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 24, 2022.

At some point during the fight, shots were fired, according to WVSP. Once on scene Troopers found at least two people suffering from gunshot wounds. Both victims were transported to Princeton Community Hospital to be treated for their injuries.

No arrests have been made at this time.

WV State Police said they will release more information as it becomes available. The investigation remains active.

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PRINCETON, WV (WVNS) — According to Mercer County Dispatch, there was a shooting on Middlesex Avenue in Princeton Sunday night July 24, 2022.

Calls started to come in around 9:37 p.m. on Sunday, July 24, 2022. West Virginia State Police Princeton detachment, the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office, and Princeton Police Department all responded to the scene, as well as the Princeton Rescue Squad.

It is unknown at this time if there were any injuries due to the shooting. Anyone living near the area is asked to remain indoors and avoid the area if possible.

The shooting remains under active investigation by the West Virginia State Police, and multiple agencies are still on scene.

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