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Bullet fired into Lexington townhome hits woman inside

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - People who live in one Lexington neighborhood say they're terrified after Sunday night's shooting left bullet holes outside their homes.

Around 11:30 Sunday night, neighbors who live in the townhomes on North Martin Luther King Boulevard say they heard several gunshots.

The bullets hit a window, a door and a woman inside one of the homes. She was rushed to UK Hospital and she is expected to be okay.

Many of the neighbors have young children and say this isn't the first time this has happened. A shooting a few months ago left bullet holes in their homes.

"When you're shooting a firearm, bullets don't have a name on them," one neighbor says. "It can go into windows, they said it was shooting between the buildings, so other neighbors could have got shot. Coming through the doors or coming through the walls, anything could happen so anybody is at risk. Just walking by and being at the wrong place at the wrong time. But why would you have to feel unsafe where you reside at? That's crazy."

Neighbors say this shooting has them wanting to find another place to live.

Police don't have a description of a suspect. They're not sure if this woman was targeted or if the shooting was random.

The day before the shooting an anti-violence rally was held a Duncan Park, just a couple of blocks away. 21-year-old Antonio Franklin died after he was shot in the park in April. Police say he was not the target of that shooting.


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