Friday mass shooting at Lexington Legends field, “normal” shooting at Fayette Mall send shockwaves; 9 total shot overnight
LEX18 is reporting that a mass shooting at the Lexington Legends field sent seven people to the hospital Friday night/Saturday morning around 2am. It was one of three overnight shootings that wounded nine in total.
It was not the only Lexington landmark to be shot up on Friday. In what is becoming an increasingly normal occurrence, there was also a shooting at the mall.
Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton says there are more guns on the street than ever, but her administration’s programs to reduce violence are still working.
Devine Carama, a member of the Gorton administration, recently posted a subset of gun violence statistics on social media that he claimed showed his One Lexington program is having success curbing gun violence in town. The post appears to have since been deleted, but Carama says the stats are accurate within the purview of his program.
Many have questioned whether city leaders are doing enough to support One Lexington’s efforts.
3 total overnight shootings Friday
According to LPD, Around 1:48 a.m., officers responded to Wild Health Field, where a private event was being held, for the report of shots fired. When they arrived, they located two female victims suffering from gunshots and multiple shell casings. During the investigation, five additional victims (2 male and 3 female) arrived at local hospitals suffering from gunshots. All injuries are reported as non-life-threatening.
At 2:28 a.m., officers responded to the 400 block of Oak Street for a victim who had been shot. When they arrived, they located a female victim suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to the hospital with reported non-life-threatening injuries.
Officers were dispatched at 6:12 a.m. to the 1100 block of Briarwood Circle for the report of shots fired. When they arrived, they located a female victim suffering from a gunshot. The victim was transported to the hospital with reported non-life-threatening injuries.
Related: Watch patrons at another Lexington landmark take cover behind decorative bourbon barrels, as it, in what is becoming a rite of passage for Lexington landmarks, is shot up.
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