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Police link several teens in Wednesday's shooting incident to string of burglaries

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) -- A group of teens arrested for Wednesday's shooting incident in a north side neighborhood could be facing even more charges, according to police.

The shooting happened yesterday in front of a home on Carlisle Avenue.

"Right after that first gunshot about two minutes later, I heard boom, boom, boom...about three more gunshots," said one witness to the shooting.

The woman, who lives nearby but didn't want to be identified fearing for her family's safety as well as her own, said her daughter saw a group fighting outside a Carlisle Avenue home. That fight eventually escalated to gunshots.

"When our lease is up in August, we're moving," she said. "Because, I mean, it's just too dangerous."

Police took five teens into custody, ranging from 14 to 17 years old. All are facing charges related to the incident.

But several of them are now charged with burglarizing homes. Police say they've linked a few of the teens to at least six burglaries that have happened in the area.

Police also recovered several stolen firearms, and are looking into the possibility that some in the group are linked to a stolen vehicle. They say that further charges could potentially be filed.


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