Coroner identifies victim in Lexington shooting

Coroner identifies victim in Lexington shooting
Published: Sep. 29, 2023 at 8:56 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 29, 2023 at 4:03 PM EDT
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - The Fayette County Coroner has identified the victim in a Lexington shooting.

The victim has been identified as 28-year-old Kristopher Caylin Walker Lewis.

Numerous police units began gathering at a parking lot on Trade Street just before 8:30 a.m. Friday. Trade Street is off Leestown Road, not far from the intersection with Alexandria Drive.

Fayette County Coroner Gary Ginn said that it is believed that the shooting was a result of an altercation.

“There’s obviously been an altercation between [...] at least two people,” said Ginn. “I know that we have [Lexington Robbery/Homicide Unit] that’s interviewing some folks right now, and there’s been several people that’s already been interviewed.”

The shooting occurred in an industrial part of Lexington. However, surrounding businesses said many employees did not hear or see anything because the shooting took place just before most employees arrived at work.

Ginn said shootings that occur outside of a workplace do happen, but not often.

“It’s not rare, it happens, but for it to happen like this, it’s not real frequent,” said Ginn.

WKYT has reached out to the Lexington Police Department for more information on the investigation.

This is a developing story.