Man dies after Lexington shooting; number of homicides passes 2020 record

Man dies after Lexington shooting; number of homicides passes 2020 record
Published: Dec. 7, 2021 at 10:04 PM EST
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - A man is dead after a shooting in Lexington Tuesday night.

Police say officers were dispatched around 8:15 p.m. to a report of shots fired in the 1400 block of Hill Street, not far from the Lexington Legends ballpark.

When officers got there they found a man who had been shot near an apartment complex. The victim, now identified as 51-year-old Ramon Pennie, was taken to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Officers told us five cars were hit with bullets, and two apartments nearby, but no other injuries were reported.

It’s Lexington’s 35th homicide of the year, surpassing the city’s record of 34 homicides set in 2020. We’re told 22 of Lexington’s 35 homicides of 2021 remain open cases.

Officers are still investigating.

Anyone with 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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