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Teen Dies After Shooting Near UK's Campus

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A Lexington family is heartbroken after a young man was shot and killed early Saturday morning. The Fayette County Coroner's Office says 18-year-old Caleb Hallett died at UK Hospital. 

Lexington Police say the shooting happened just after 3 a.m. Saturday on University Avenue. Witnesses say two men wearing masks fired the gunshots and then fled the scene in a white Jeep Cherokee.

One person was shot in the hand and Hallett was shot in the chest. He was taken to University of Kentucky Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead.

"It's was Saturday morning at 8:50. I remember the time because it was just heartbreaking," said Bryson Hallett, Caleb's older brother. "Mom woke me up and told me that he was gone, I just wanted him back," said Bryson.

Bryson said the incident has been a nightmare for his family.

"I just wanted it to be a dream. I just wanted to wake. I didn't want it to be real. I was honestly hoping it was a joke he was pulling because he was a big jokester," he said. 

Bryson says his younger brother was a good student, had a passion for music and would always think of others before himself.

"He loved everybody. Never hurt anybody, had no enemies. I don't know why anyone would do something to hurt him. He made friends with everybody, just such a likable guy," said Bryson. 

Police say they have multiple suspects but no arrests have been made yet.

"I want them to go away forever. I don't want them ever to be released," said Bryson.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help the family. For more information, click here. 

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