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Coroner identifies man killed in shooting along New Circle Road

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Posted at 7:21 PM, May 17, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-18 12:08:49-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Fayette County Coroner identified Eric Boone, 42, as the man killed in a shooting along New Circle Road Tuesday evening.

Investigators said officers were called to the intersection of New Circle Road and Meadow Lane at 5:57 p.m. for a report of shots fired. When they got there, they said they found Boone. He was transported to UK Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 7:21 p.m.

According to the coroner's report, the cause of death was multiple gunshot wounds and the death is ruled as homicide.

Witnesses said the man was in the driver's seat of a white Dodge Charger that was sitting in the intersection. They were rattled by the incident.

"Heard the shots go off. We looked down that direction. Seen the gentleman who got shot roll out on the pavement. The other car, I only got a glimpse at it," one man said. He did not want his name used due to concerns over retaliation.

Lexington Police Department has not released a description of any suspects.

The shooting is currently under investigation.

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One dead after shots fired call near New Circle Road
One person has been taken to the hospital after a shots fired call on Meadow Lane and New Circle Road.

Lexington Police were called to the scene at 5:56 p.m. for shots fired. One victim was found and transported to the hospital with unknown conditions.

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The inner loop of New Circle is closed between Bryan Avenue and Meadow. Meadow Lane is closed at Emerson and New Circle.

LEX 18 crews are at the scene and have spotted crime scene tape up and it appears that a car is also involved in the incident.

If you have any information you are asked to call Lexington Police Department and the Bluegrass Crime Stoppers: (859) 253-2020.

LEX 18 will continue to update this story as more information comes in.