Pregnant Woman, Man Injured In Shooting

Posted at 4:56 AM, Apr 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-09 04:56:47-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)– A pregnant woman and a man have been injured in a late night shooting.

Police say they got a shots fired called around 10:20 p.m. Sunday night.

They arrived to find a man on his porch in the 800-block of Charles aAvenue who had been shot in his lower body.

Witnesses told them a woman had been hit too. Police say she was pregnant.

The man and woman were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The baby is not believed to be hurt from the wound.

Neighbors in the area say they just want the violence to stop.

"It’s tough out here. I’m scared to go to my truck. I don’t like to go out at night period…dangerous to sit in your house cause you never know when a bullet going to come through here or not." 

"We are being approached by residents that are understandably concerned and trying to get as much information as we can so this doesn’t happen again," said Lt. Brian Peterson.

Police say it appears the shooting happened on Whitney Avenue near Michigan. That’s where they found several shell casings, and vehicles that had been hit by gunfire.