Police searching for suspects after multiple Lexington shootings

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Within about 24 hours, there were four shootings in Lexington. Two of those being deadly. It's got police on their toes, considering a connection in three of the cases.

On Saturday at 1:30 a.m. just outside Austin City Saloon on Woodhill Drive is when police say a couple was approached by a gunman, asking for money. Lexington Police tell us Jonathan Price, 26, was shot and killed. His wife is suffering from non-life threatening injuries.

At that same time, police tell us there was another shooting off Clays Mill Road. That's where we are told a teenage girl was shot and carjacked. At last check, she is still recovering at UK Hospital.

The next deadly shooting happening early Sunday morning at around 1 a.m. on Sixth Street. The coroner identified that victim as Charles 'Tommy' Wright, 32, of Lexington. Police say Wright had multiple gunshot wounds and later died at UK Hospital. His friends talked with WKYT's Jerrika Insco about his death.

"He was a friend to everybody," said Corey Dunn, a friend of Wright. "Everybody loved him."

"I don't know if it's a random act of violence or what. I don't know because I've never heard of Tommy having beef or problems with anybody," said Q Roberts, another friend of Wright.

And just an hour and a half later, on Shropshire Avenue, not even a half mile away, there was yet another shooting. Police tell us a man was found sitting on the sidewalk after being shot in the chest. That victim is expected to live.

Following these shooting over the weekend, not everyone is dealing with it all the same way with it being a lot of crime at once for a city like Lexington. But instead of running scared, some people are rallying together and trying to make sure that crime does not define their community near Shropshire Avenue.

"We live in a community where we know everybody. Everybody here is like family," said Dunn. "So there's no reason for me to be afraid of that guy or that guy or him or you."

They're trying to move forward even though the deadly shootings are in the back of their minds.

The Lexington Robbery/Homicide Unit is investigating all shootings. For now, they are looking for multiple suspects. But Lexington Police aren't ruling out one person possibly being behind the shootings on Woodhill Drive, Sixth Street, and Shropshire Avenue.

"It's very unfortunate. But it comes out of nowhere," said Dunn. "You don't expect that type of stuff."

There is no suspect description for the shooting on Shropshire. The Woodhill Drive shooter and the Sixth Street shooter are both described as a black men with dreadlocks, wearing a white T-shirt, and possibly in a silver car with tinted windows.

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