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Shot fired near school bus stop in Lexington

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - A scary situation for students heading to school on Wednesday. Lexington Police say someone fired a shot on Dakota Street, near Florida Street, not far from a school bus stop where children were waiting for the bus. It happened around 8:00 a.m. The gun was fired into the ground.

Police say the shooting started with a conversation between an adult and a middle school aged student.

"And then at some point, during the course of the conversation, he proceeded to display the gun and show how it worked. That's how the shots fired situation unfolded," says Sherelle Roberts with Lexington Police.

Police say the adult was the shooter. When police arrived on scene, he ran off. Witnesses declined to identify the suspect to police.

Police need someone to identify the shooter, in order to charge him with Wanton Endangerment.

"Without having cooperative witnesses and people that can corroborate that, there's not much we can do," says Roberts.

Police say the situation turned out well, because no one was hurt, but it's something that never should have happened.

Police notified Fayette County Public Schools about what happened. School officials tell WKYT that the nearby STEAM Academy was on heightened alert for about 90 minutes. Students weren't allowed to leave school grounds and school security did extra checks around the campus.


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