7 people shot near Lexington Legends stadium

Legends cancel Saturday doubleheader
Legends Field Shooting
Posted at 5:41 AM, Aug 27, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-29 09:18:39-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Police are investigating a shooting near Wild Health Field after multiple people were taken to the hospital early Saturday morning.

A shots fired call came in just before 2 a.m. at 207 Legends Lane, the address for the stadium where the Lexington Legends play.

According to police, seven people were found with gunshot wounds at the scene.

All of them were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

This is an on-going investigation, and anyone with any information on the shooting is encouraged to contact Lexington Police.

In a social media post, the Lexington Legends said they're cooperating with Lexington Police to assist in their investigation of the shooting.

The Legends have also announced their cancellation of Saturday's doubleheader against the Genomes. The game had been scheduled for 4:35 p.m.

In a statement, the Lexington Legends said, "This decision was made by Legends management in order to pay our wonderful community the respect it deserves. The decision to cancel the game was not made due to any safety concern for our fans, players, coaches, and staff as our stadium remains safe, enjoyable, and a fun atmosphere for all families and fans to enjoy. In addition, we look forward to working with community leadership to ensure our city remains safe and suitable for our families and businesses."