UPDATE: Victim in overnight Lexington shooting was former TCHS basketball player

The Fayette County Coroner says the shooting is being investigated as a homicide.
The Fayette County Coroner says the shooting is being investigated as a homicide.(WKYT)
Published: Aug. 16, 2020 at 7:12 AM EDT
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – One person is dead, and three others were injured after an overnight shooting in Lexington.

Police responded to the 1000-block of Newtown Court in reference to a large disorder with shots fired.

When investigators arrived, they say they found two men, possibly in their early 20′s, with gunshot wounds.

One was shot in the lower leg and was taken to the hospital.

Another man was declared deceased on the scene. The Fayette County coroner has identified the victim as 18-year-old Mykel Waide. The coroner has classified the manner of death as a homicide. The coroner puts the time of death at 3:17 a.m.

A tweet from Tates Creek Basketball’s twitter feed states that Mykel played on the team, and was set to begin his first year at the University of Louisville on Monday.

Lexington police have confirmed that a total of four people were shot in the incident. WKYT is working to learn more about the other victims.

Police do not have information on a suspect at this time.

We will update this story as additional information comes in.

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