“Unprecedented night”. Lexington Police are investigating 4 shootings that left 9 injured

The Lexington Police Department is investigating four separate shootings that occurred Saturday night into Sunday morning that left nine people with both life-threatening and non-life-threatening injuries.

According to Lexington Police. Nate Williams, the first shooting occurred around 8:30 p.m. when an officer flagged down a vehicle on New Circle Road where he located three male victims who had been shot. They were taken to a local hospital where a fourth male victim appeared with gunshot wounds.

Three of the victims were reported to have non-life-threatening injuries and one victim is in critical condition, police said. During the investigation, officers were informed that the shooting occurred in the area of ​​Georgetown Road and Parallel Road.

Williams said that around 9:45 p.m., police were called to assist the University of Kentucky Police at UK Hospital, where a large disturbance was occurring in the emergency room. Four people were detained at the hospital, all of whom had firearms.

He said that disturbance is believed to have something to do with the shooting that happened about an hour earlier on Georgetown Street. No charges have been filed against the four who were detained as of Sunday afternoon.

“This involved associates of people from the first shooting,” Williams said.

About two hours later, around 10:44 p.m., officers responded to another shooting in the area of ​​Short Street and Mill Street. They found two victims with gunshot wounds. One was a man who reportedly had life-threatening injuries. The other victim, a young woman, reportedly suffered non-life threatening injuries.

At 12:49 am on Sunday, police were again dispatched to a call of a subject at 551 West Sixth Street, Williams said. They found a man suffering from a gunshot wound, but his injuries were reported to be non-life threatening.

Nearly two hours later, at 2:30 a.m., officers were dispatched to the Krispy Kreme on Richmond Street, where they found two more men with gunshot wounds. They told officers on scene that they were sitting in their car on North Mount Tabor Road when an unknown suspect approached them and fired shots into the vehicle.

The two victims told officers they were able to walk away from the scene and call police. The two reportedly have non-life threatening injuries.

Williams said the events of Saturday night and early Sunday morning were “unprecedented”.

“This is an almost unprecedented night in my 20 years,” Williams said.

However, he believes all of the shootings were related to “ongoing disputes” with those involved.

“In all incidents it is a case where the subjects know each other,” he said. “These appear to have stemmed from ongoing disputes between them and we do not believe there is a risk to public safety.”

Anyone with information about these cases is asked to call police at 859-258-3600. Anonymous tips can be submitted to Bluegrass Crime Stoppers by calling 859-253-2020, online at bluegrasscrimestoppers.com or through the P3 Tips app available at p3tips.com.

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