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Police: One person shot near Downtown Lexington; has ‘very serious injuries’

Published: Oct. 21, 2020 at 3:54 PM EDT
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Police are on the scene of a reported shooting near Downtown Lexington.

It happened Wednesday afternoon in the area of W Fifth and Smith St.

Police say they got several calls about shots fired in the area. When officers got there, they found one person who was shot.

Police say that victim was taken to a local hospital with what they call very serious injuries.

For the last couple of hours, investigators have been casing the blocked off area of W Fifth St., marking numerous bullet holes and shell casings. They’ve also been talking to neighbors, trying to figure out what might have led up to the shooting.

“Our crime scene technicians come out, our forensics unit, they’ll look to collect any kind of evidence that was left behind from the gunfire," Lt. Chris Cooper said. “Obviously we’re checking other houses and vehicles to see if anything else was damaged, along with the victim who was injured. Lots of photographs and video and things like that that will hopefully help us piece together what happened out here today.”

Officers say they’ve gotten inconsistent descriptions of possible suspects, so they’re not releasing that information right now.

We’ll keep you updated.

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