Lexington Police investigate third shooting in less than 24 hours

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Lexington Police are looking into what caused a third shooting in the city in less than 24 hours.

Police say a man in his late 20s was shot around 12:30 p.m. on Saturday at Fourth Street and Hawkins Avenue.

Police say the man was in his car when a group of juveniles came up to the car. Investigators say they do not know what happened, but a shot was fired.

Police say the victim took off and crashed into two cars at the intersection of Fifth Street and Hawkins Avenue, before pulling up at the St. James Place Apartments for help.

Brannon Dunn, who is part of Resolve, a grassroots group working to prevent violence in Lexington, says he was in the area when the victim, who was bleeding badly, drove by them. He says they tracked him down, called 911 and put pressure on the wound until help arrived.

"I think we were supposed to be in that area doing exactly what we do, and that's being in the community to help save a life, possibly," Dunn told WKYT's Garrett Wymer.

Dunn said part of Resolve's mission is training more folks to know first aid and CPR, so they too can help if and when something happens.

"As a community," he said, "it takes everybody from the community, to EMS showing up on the scene, in order for everything to work good."

The victim was taken to a hospital with what police say are non-life-threatening injuries.

Police say they do not have a description of the suspects, other than they were juveniles. Police say they do not know at this time if the victim and suspects knew each other.

That shooting happened just a couple of blocks away from a deadly shooting early Saturday morning on Eastern Avenue at Second Street.

A few hours before that, a man suffered a graze wound in a shooting late Friday night at an apartment complex on Lakeshore Drive.



 

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