Drive-By Shooting May Be Gang Related

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A teenager is still recovering tonight after being shot in his upper chest.

Lexington Police say the 15-year-old was shot at the intersection of Winburn Drive and Mikan Court just after 10:00 p.m. on Tuesday.

Some of the four to five shots even went through a nearby house.

Police say the teen was shot in the upper chest area by one of five to six Hispanic men in a four-door sedan.

The teen then ran about a half a block to his home where EMS was called.

Now, that neighborhood is on edge, as police say this shooting highlights the problem they're having with gang violence in Lexington.

Officers say gangs aren't nearly as big of a problem here as in larger cities, but they're keeping a close eye on them.

The 15-year-old is recovering from non-life threatening injuries at UK Hospital.

Police say they continue to search for suspects.

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  • by Guadalupe Location: Lexington on Dec 17, 2007 at 06:55 AM
    well we all know that if he was in the gang ke knew he was putting his life at risk i know that person and he did someting that he had to pay for so he knows he is going to get it
  • by John Location: Lexington on Nov 1, 2007 at 04:54 PM
    I lived in Los Angeles during the 90s and most of the gangs are made up of illegals. In fact there are 500 Hispanic gangs in Los Angeles County representing over 50% of the gang memberbership. Lexington needs to wake up now, this attitude of, "Who cares, just as long as it doesn't affect me needs to end." Believe me, one day it will be your neighborhood, shopping center, or park. Plus what if your child gets hit by a bullet that was meant for another gang member? What if?
  • by dude Location: lexington on Sep 13, 2007 at 03:35 PM
    Theres alot more gang violence in Lexington then the news lets people know. Gangs are here and they have been for a while. My sources say it was not an accidental shooting.
  • by mel Location: lex on Sep 7, 2007 at 11:59 AM
    I'd be interested in whether this was an entirely random shooting or the victim was targeted for some reason.
  • by JAY Location: CENTRAL KENTUCKY on Sep 7, 2007 at 11:38 AM
    This "oh, we're all immigrants" stuff is getting kind of old. Of course, 99.99% of people who live in the United States today aren't full blooded American Indians. I know that. Now that we're cleared that hurdle, the problem is with undocumented illegal aliens. I know that they do jobs most (lazy) Americans refuse to do (even though many of them are drawing a government check). There has to be stricter enforcement from the top of the government all the way down to the street level patrolman. However, the fact is with (legal)hispanics now being the second largest minority in the US and the polical pressure they can put on the (elected) leaders, don't look for much to happen. This is unfortunate. All you have to do is study history (The Roman Empire) to see great empires/countries of the past that have imploded under their own contentment, laziness and influx of people from other societies. All you have to do is read a book. Hope the kid's OK no matter who shot him.
  • by Citizen Location: Lexington on Sep 7, 2007 at 11:29 AM
  • by Ponder Location: Downtown on Sep 7, 2007 at 09:44 AM
    Hey Lucy, I am very sorry that you don't feel special to be an American, can I buy you a ticket to somewhere out of the USA? Also I believe the story specificlly states that the shooters were HISPANIC! Get your head out of the sand and wake up to what is going on around you. If we don't meet this problem head on and right now we will lose everything that make the United States truly the leader of the Free World and envied by all.
  • by Ashamed Location: WKYTerritory on Sep 7, 2007 at 09:25 AM
    I used to think that this comments forum was a good idea for people to exchange ideas and/or reactions to certain news stories. However, when WKYT lowers itself to posting inane jokes it is time for ME to stop participating or even viewing. I really think you are putting your journalistic worth on the line here.
  • by Rick Location: Georgetown on Sep 7, 2007 at 06:13 AM
    Lucy, I am not an immigrant. I was born here in the United States , and am not an Indian.
  • by stacy Location: stanford on Sep 7, 2007 at 02:49 AM
    Send them all back to Mexico Our food stamps are running out I am tired of paying for these people. They need to go back where they come from


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