Updated: Homes & Cars Hit During Shooting Spree In South Lexington

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Lexington Police say gunmen opened fire this week hitting at least six vehicles, homes and signs.

Most of the reports came into police from the Man O' War and Rapid Run Drive area in south Lexington.

Police say shots were fired into one building at the Oak Grove Apartments.

Gunmen also fired into at least four vehicles.

Some victims didn't notice the damage until hours later. Police were called to a another report of a bullet hole in a car Tuesday evening on Niagara Drive.

The latest report may help police. A witness told officers they believe the spotted the gunmen at a near by gas station. Police are now checking surveillance video to see if they can identify the suspects.

In two of the reported shooting cases drivers were inside their car when it was hit. In one case, a bullet went through a car's rear window and hit the rear view mirror. In another case, a bullet went through the driver's side window and hit the steering wheel.

No one was injured in the shootings.

Lexington Police used their helicopter to search for suspects early Tuesday morning.

Police have a vehicle of interest in the case. It's described as a white van, possibly a work van, with a painted window behind the driver's door.

Two men were seen inside.

If caught, police say the suspects will be charged with at least wanton endangerment.

Police are asking people who live in this part of town to check their homes and cars to make sure they are not a victim.


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  • by Concerned Location: Southeast Ky on Jul 18, 2007 at 11:49 AM
    I travel frequently to Lexington and I especially travel on Man-O-War Rd. It deeply concerns me that Lexington has let "Thugs" take over this beautiful city. The Mayor, Judge Executive of Fayette County and the Lexington Police Dept. need to increase patrols in all parts of Lexington and do it soon. I can't imagine driving down Man O' War and being shot at. Totally Unbelievable that it has come to this.
  • by ralph Location: pikeville on Jul 18, 2007 at 09:54 AM
    USE TO GO TO LEXINGTON FOR MY HEALTH BUT WITH ALL THE INCREASED CRIME, IT MAY BE BEST TO GO ELSEWHERE. PER THE NEWS MEDIA IT SEEMS TO BE GETTING WORSE WITH EACH PASSING DAY.
  • by mark Location: Lexington on Jul 18, 2007 at 05:26 AM
    Lexington a sanctuary city has made the decision to not enforce all laws in the city. That decision means some are above the law. The result selective law enforcement is increased disrespect for all laws. That disrespect leads to the anarchy found in gang territories of east L.A. Lexington's lax enforcement is evidenced by Larry "soft on crime" Roberts County Attorney, statement at the "Immigration Committee meeting. He said he reduced felony charges to misdemeanors so the felony perpetrator wouldn't have to be burdened with the more serious crime charge. But that only applied to a single special interest group. Our local Mayor Newberry and the rest of the elected officials who support lax enforcement and continued violation of rule of law, must be held responsible for the blood of innocent Lexington Citizens hurt my an increasing level of violence in the city. Shootings are becoming routine as are sexual and physical assaults. The police department has been turned into a social services agency and citizens are left to defend themselves. Please pray for our city and its citizens. Only God can help us now.
  • by Dave Location: Garden Springs on Jul 17, 2007 at 05:18 PM
    I hope the police catch these boys before one of our locals returns fire on them.
  • by John Location: Downtown Lexington on Jul 17, 2007 at 02:10 PM
    definition of terms: What is "person of interest" is this same as "suspect?"

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