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UPDATE: Coroner identifies victim in second homicide on same Lexington street

The two victims reportedly lived next to each other. (Photo: WKYT/Olivia Russell)
The two victims reportedly lived next to each other. (Photo: WKYT/Olivia Russell)(WKYT)
Published: May. 28, 2020 at 5:01 AM EDT
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The Fayette County Coroner has identified the victim in a homicide on Augusta Drive.

According to a release from the Coroner's Office, the victim is 58-year-old Bruce Trice. The release states an autopsy was performed at the state Medical Examiner's Office. Trice's cause of death is a gunshot wound, and his manner of death is described as a homicide.

Trice was murdered the day after one of his neighbors, 55-year-old Lowell Anthony Johnson was killed in a shooting that happened at the same apartment complex.

Police in Lexington are investigating both cases as homicides.

The most recent shooting happened around 1:30 a.m. on Thursday. Police said they arrived to found Trice suffering from at least one gunshot wound.

Trice was taken to the UK Medical Center where he later died. He was pronounced dead just after 3 a.m.

Police say they do not have any suspects or a possible motive in Trice's death.

Only a day before, at

. 55-year-old Lowell Anthony Johnson was shot and killed.

Police say the two victims lived next door to one another, often sitting in their chairs outside of the apartment building.

No arrests have been made in either case. Neighbors tell WKYT they believe the shootings are connected, but police have not been able to confirm that.

Neighbors also say Trice told them just hours before the shooting that he was scared for his life.

"Who would feel safe? Sit on your porch, you may get shot, sit in your house, the bullet may come through the window," one neighbor tells WKYT. "Because we were literally just in the house last night and the person was on the sidewalk up by the doors shooting."

Anyone with information about the shootings is asked to call police at (859) 258-3600.

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