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Man is shot just hours before "Peace Walk" is held in Lexington

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - This summer has brought with it a cascade of violence, spilling into Lexington streets at an alarming rate and Saturday was no different.

Around 2:30 Saturday afternoon, police responded to yet another shooting; this one happening on in the area of Alabama Avenue and North Limestone.

When they arrived, they found the victim sitting in his car, and no sign of the suspect.

“These shootings are happening more and more often and it needs to stop,” said Marlene Bishop, who lives down the street from where the shooting took place.

Police say the victim had just given the gunman a ride to a home on North Limestone when suddenly, police say the gunman fired a single shot into the victim's shoulder and ran off.

“The neighborhood needs to come together with the police. Let’s start working to take back our neighborhood,” Bishop told us.

Just a few hours later, folks gathered together in nearby Duncan Park to do just that by taking part in a “Peace Walk.”

“I really would like them to stop the violence. It’s senseless, there are too many kids who are losing their life for nothing,” said Denetta Tyler, who participated in the walk.

Thankfully, the victim involved in Saturday’s shooting was not seriously hurt and his injuries are not life threatening.

Lexington Police are still looking for the man involved in Saturday’s shooting.

They say he's a young man, possibly in his teens, last seen wearing black pants and a black hoodie.


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