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Lincoln Heights shooting: Keshawn Wilson, Princeton High School student dies, police seek suspects

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CINCINNATI -- Keshawn Wilson, a Princeton High School student, was shot to death Sunday evening in Lincoln Heights, school officials said.

On Monday those officials provided comfort, and counseling to students who knew Wilson, a 17-year-old senior. 

"Not only did he affect the lives of seniors, and he had a close knit group of friends, but he also had friends and families down at the elementary and middle school level," said Edward Therous, director of student services at Princeton schools.

Police continued to look for two suspects they believe were involved in the shooting that took place at about 7:30 p.m. in the 900 block of Jackson Street. Lincoln Heights police did not know why Wilson was specifically targeted in the shooting.

Investigators said the suspects in the shooting were last seen fleeing the scene in a gray 2012 Dodge Durango with an Indiana license plate.

"We are concerned about that, because that kind of makes us believe we might be getting 'foreigners' that are coming into our village now to commit criminal acts," said Lincoln Heights Police Chief Conroy Chance.

Medics transported Wilson to a nearby hospital from the scene.

On Monday afternoon about 50 friends and family gathered at the scene of the shooting.

A person who asked to remain unnamed said while many violent acts in the streets involves "bad guys" that was not the case for Wilson.

"He was one of the good guys. It doesn't make any sense.

Chief Chance said despite Sunday's violence, progress was being made in Lincoln Heights.

"Overall, we've also seen a reduction in shootings, burglaries and our truancy situation."

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