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Overnight shooting leaves child with life-threatening injuries

It happened around two Monday morning.
Published: Dec. 21, 2020 at 4:37 AM EST|Updated: Dec. 21, 2020 at 4:39 AM EST
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - A child is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries from a shooting in Lexington.

Police say it happened around 2 a.m. Monday on Catera Trace, off Old Todds Road.

Someone fired shots from outside the home, hitting an adult and child inside. The child has life-threatening injuries. The adult is expected to recover.

Police have no suspects at this time.

This was one of five shootings overnight that all followed a similar pattern. Five homes shot into, with people inside. Mamie Parker lives a few houses down from the victims of a shooting on Catera Trace.

“I got out here to put garbage in, and a lot of times I just be looking just to make sure it’s safe because I’m up all the time, can’t sleep. But for the most part, it’s nice up here, quiet,” Parker said.

She says she didn’t know anything had happened until she walked out her front door.

“I [saw] the officers, I thought somebody had gotten sick because a lot of elderly people live on this street. I kept looking and I [saw] the yellow tape,” Parker said.

Parker said police didn’t come knock on her door. She says after hearing a child and adult were hit by bullets, she is going to be more cautious.

“I doubt if I’ll be going out here all hours of the night like I normally do, and I’ve been doing that ever since I lived here. It’s been very safe. I have sat on the porch just to get some air and nothing ever happened,” Parker said.

As of now, police have not said if any of the shootings are connected and we don’t know of any suspects in any of these cases. All five investigations are still ongoing and if you have any information that could help you’re asked to call the Lexington Police.

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