Legends step up security following birthday party violence

WTVQ is reporting that the Lexington Legends have stepped up security following a shooting incident at a birthday party where seven victims were hit.

“Very, very sad that that ever happened at this facility,” says Lexington Legends President and CEO Andy Shea.

But Shea says what happened Saturday is a heartbreaking isolated incident.

It was isolated to this private event that was in the wee hours of the night. As we move forward with Legends baseball, with Genomes baseball, this is the same facility that it’s been for 22 years, where it is safe, secure and just a great place to enjoy the day with your friends, family, kids, coworkers, just even if you’re by yourself it’s a great place to be. These conversations have led to additional measures and additional conversations. While it may be private property, we of course have a great 22-year relationship with Lexington Police, with other law enforcement so that is part of these conversations and part of the protocol as we enter into the final three weeks of the season.

Lexington Legends President and CEO Andy Shea

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