24-Year-Old Man Dies After Brighton Heights Shooting

BRIGHTON HEIGHTS (KDKA) — A man was shot multiple times and later died in Brighton Heights early Sunday morning.

The shooting happened around 1:30 a.m. in the 3800-block of Brighton Road.

The victim has been identified as 24-year-old Raghib Dolphin, of Fineview.

According to police, Dolphin and two other men were going to Zangaro’s bar on Brighton Road. They could not get into the bar because it was after last call, so they walked back to their vehicle.

Police say Dolphin then got out of the vehicle to talk to a male he knew. Witnesses heard approximately eight shots, then Dolphin got back into the car. He had been shot at least three times in the chest and abdomen.

Dolphin was taken to Allegheny General Hospital. His mother Cynthia Simpson told KDKA Dolphin contacted her after the shooting.

“He called me this morning and said he had got shot and get to the hospital,” she said.

He was pronounced dead just before 4 a.m.

“It doesn’t make sense young people, before you get to a age to be anything…your parents are putting you away,” Simpson said.

Neighbors said this is the second shooting in the area since April, and they’ve made numerous complaints about the violence.

“Everybody in the neighborhood knew it was a matter of time before this happened,” neighbor Rick Suchma said. “You hear commotion up there all the time, shouting, screaming, arguing…you ‘re just always wondering what’s going to happen.”

The investigation is ongoing.

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