LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Lexington Police confirm one person is dead, and a second person is in critical condition after a shooting late Tuesday night.
Kevin Olmeda (Family Photo)
It happened just after 10:15 p.m. on Garden Springs Drive, which is off Harrodsburg Road.
Wednesday night Lexington police arrested a 16 year old in connection with the shooting. The juvenile is charged with murder, assault, and robbery.
Detectives say the suspect and the victims knew each other.
The parents and brother of the teen killed identified the victim as Kevin Olmeda. Olmeda lived a short distance away from where the shooting occurred.
"My brother's friend came in the house, and he was screaming, 'I got shot,'" said Joaquin Olmeda, "When we ran down the stairs he was bleeding pretty heavily from three different spots, and we were asking him where my brother went."
Olmeda said he went to check on his brother up the street, where he was lying on the ground with blood coming out of his head.
Police say the other teen shot was also 15, and both were taken to the hospital. One of them later died. Police say the two teens attended Lafayette High School.
"We went directly to the classroom of those students, to make sure they were informed of all the information that we knew, and to support those classes that are dealing with the news today," Lafayette principal Brian Jacobs said.
Police say they believe this shooting to be drug-related. Olmeda's brother said Kevin told himhe was going to meet someone in a car.
Witnesses say they saw a vehicle leaving the scene, but police have not released any information about a possible suspect.
"It's our job to investigate at this time," Sgt. Jervis Middleton with the Lexington Police said. "Makes it tough. Makes it tough on the community for something like this to happen. We want to work hard to find some closure for the victims' families and to ease the community's grief as well."
Police are asking the public for their help in this investigation by texting Lexington police at CRIMES (274637) or calling Bluegrass Crime Stoppers at (859) 253-2020.