Gunfire during scuffle leaves 1 person dead in Madison

(WISH Photo, file)

MADISON, Ind. (AP) — Police are questioning three males in connection with the slaying of a 17-year-old youth in downtown Madison.

Indiana State Police say several people were fighting when a gun went off and struck the male youth shortly before 9 p.m. Thursday in the historic Ohio River city. The youth later died at a hospital.

They say an SUV with Kentucky license plates fled the scene and was headed for the Madison-Milton Bridge linking Indiana and Kentucky when it was stopped by officers. Three males who were in the vehicle have been questioned by investigators.

Madison Police Chief Dan Thurston issued a news release saying state police will investigate the case because the victim’s family has a relationship with the Madison Police Department. The victim’s name hasn’t been released. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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