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Teen killed, two men injured in shooting on Florence Avenue

Updated: May. 8, 2021 at 7:52 PM EDT
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Lexington police were called to Florence Avenue after 6 p.m. for reports of a shooting.

When they arrived, officers found three people with serious injuries, two men and a male juvenile. Police said they were taken to local hospitals to be treated. The Fayette County Coroner says 17-year-old Mar’quevion Leach died from his injuries.

Police said they don’t know if the victims are related.

Neighbors living in the area, including one woman who lives near Florence Avenue and did not want to be identified, said they’ve watched this scene play out too many times.

“It’s just been several killings,” said the concerned neighbor. “It’s been on the news, I’ve asked for assistance, police help, I’ve talked to Chief Weathers and we can get nothing,” she said.

She said she heard four or five gunshots. Several neighbors said they called 9-1-1.

Lieutenant Chris Cooper said the shooting happened outside.

“It was a busy Saturday, so we hope the folks that were out maybe have seen something, and they could possibly call in and help us work solving whatever happened,” he said.

Officers were talking to people Saturday afternoon asking them to make witness statements.

“I encourage anyone that saw anything to go ahead and talk to the police because you could be saving someone else’s child’s life and stopping another mother from burying her child,” the concerned neighbor said.

They don’t have anyone in custody and police said it’s too early to know a motive.

Anyone information about this case 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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