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Coroner identifies victim in early morning Lexington shooting

Published: Apr. 7, 2021 at 5:57 AM EDT
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - One person is dead after an early morning shooting in Lexington.

It happened at an apartment in the 1800 block of Dalton Court around 5 a.m. Wednesday.

The coroner says the victim has been identified as 35-year-old Lowell Anthony Washington, of Louisville. We’re told Washington had multiple gunshot wounds and died at the scene.

“After arriving we pronounced one individual dead at 5:59 a.m this morning. This gentleman has multiple gunshot wounds. Obviously, we’re investigating this as a homicide,” Coroner Garry Ginn said.

Police say two other people were taken to the hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Barrett Brandenburg lives across the street and says it’s shocking that something like this would happen, but he has noticed a wave of violence moving towards Dalton Court.

“Just a couple weeks ago, we had a kid killed on the corner of Augusta and, before that, it was people coming on up Augusta that got shot, and then across the street last year, someone got shot. So, you know it just keeps coming this way,” Brandenburg said.

Police have yet to make any arrests or release details on any potential suspects.

Anyone with information about what happened is asked to contact Lexington Police by calling (859) 258-3600. Anonymous tips can be submitted to Bluegrass Crime Stoppers by calling (859) 253-2020, online at www.bluegrasscrimestoppers.com, or through the P3 tips app available at www.p3tips.com.

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