Family, friends gather to remember Laren Hall



EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – Family and friends of Laren Hall gathered to celebrate his life and come together as a community as they remember the final moments, they shared with him.

Laren Hall was fatally shot early Sunday morning on West Franklin Street.

Now, his family and friends are gathering to share his story and vowing to never let his name go in vein.

They say the 23-year-old was a happy and polite person who only wanted to lift the spirits of those around him.

One person who spoke with us says Hall routinely went out on Franklin Street and never had any issues.

Now, they’re promising to keep his legacy alive and use his story to bring the community together.

“I think his grandmother said it best when she said he was the type of individual that would call and check up on you to make sure that you were okay, because he paid attention to those he loved. His friends, his family, even his younger cousins so he was someone that, they called him. His nickname was ‘dad.'”

Authorities have not arrested anyone for the death of Laren Hall yet.

Hall’s brother, Javion Wilson, was also a victim of gun violence. Wilson was shot and killed in 2015. Carltez Taylor was arrested and convicted in that case.

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – Family and friends of Laren Hall have gathered at the Evansville riverfront to remember his life.

The 23-year-old was shot early Sunday morning at Sportsman’s Bar on West Franklin Street.

Hall was taken to an area hospital, where he later died from his injuries.

Police are still investigating the incident, but say a man told them he fired a shot. EPD hasn’t said whether this person is a suspect or not.

We’re told Hall is Javion Wilson’s brother. Wilson was shot and killed in 2015 by Carltez Taylor. Originally, Taylor was sentenced to life in prison without parole, but an Indiana Supreme Court revised that sentence to 80 years.

We will continue to follow this story and update information once it becomes available.

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(This story was originally published on October 14, 2019)

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