Shots fired, man assaulted in crowd at Lexington student apartments

A rowdy crowd at a student apartment complex in Lexington turned violent Saturday morning when police say someone fired a gun and a man was assaulted.

"I guess we get rowdy every once in a while, a little too rowdy," said UK student Demetrius Foster.

He tells us he was visiting a friend at the Townhomes at Newtown Crossing on South Broadway when someone fired several gunshots outside an apartment about 1:30 a.m.

"It's ironic because I was in this complex about two months ago when this exact same thing happened. Some high school kid wasn't let into a college party, shot at the building, that night I heard those gunshots," he said.

Police also tell us a man was assaulted in the crowd Saturday morning and has a head injury. We're told he refused to go to the hospital.

"It's completely unnecessary. The whole party thing is part of college but I think we get too rowdy," said Foster.

He believes the crowd was out of control out because school is starting soon but he says classes aren't the only thing on his mind.

"Is safety a concern for you?” asked WKYT’s Mark Barber. Foster said, “It’s definitely becoming one now.”

Police tell us they don't have a description of the shooter or the person who assaulted the man.

We called the company that owns the apartments and asked what they are doing to keep this from happening again. We are still waiting to hear back from them.


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