Coroner releases name of teen killed in Lexington shooting
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Lexington police are investigating two separate shootings that left a teenager dead and sent another person to the hospital.
The first occurred around 9:00 p.m. Thursday on Betsy Lane, near the Lexington cemetery. First responders found a teen in a yard with life-threatening injuries. The teen was taken to an area hospital where police say he later died.
The coroner has identified the victim as 14-year-old Larry Perez Morales.
His death is Lexington’s 37th homicide of the year, adding to an already record year of homicides.
The second shooting happened before 3:00 a.m. Friday in a parking lot on Old Todds Road. Police say a man was found with a gunshot wound. He is expected to recover.
No arrests have been in either case. Police have not indicated that the shootings are connected.
Investigators are asking anyone with information about these cases to call Lexington Police at (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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