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Lexington Police Investigate Christmas Day Shooting

Posted at 3:33 PM, Dec 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-25 21:21:49-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) – Lexington Police are investigating a shooting that took place on Tuesday afternoon.

Reportedly bullets sprayed homes, cars and businesses on E. 5th Street in the area between Martin Luther King Boulevard and Elm Tree. The scene though stretches from 5th Street to E. 3rd Street and Race Street.

“We then started to receive information that there were cars driving through the neighborhood, one chasing the other, firing shots at it,” said Lt. Matt Brotherton with Lexington Police.

Police did find several shell casings on the scene. The investigation is ongoing and they have not identified any potential suspects. Fortunately, no one was injured.

But many homes and cars were left decorated with bullet holes, not Christmas lights.

Glass from windows was left shattered in the streets, and a refridgerator inside of one organization’s building was damaged.

“It’s stupid. I mean, people can’t walk up and down the street half the time because they’re too scared,” said one neighbor who did not want to go on camera.

“Certainly it’s unfortunate that here on Christmas Day, that you have an altercation like this that leads to violence but we’re certainly happy that we don’t have anybody who is injured at this point,” said Lt. Brotherton. “The bullet doesn’t care where it goes, and we are working everyday so we can fight against anyone believing that they have to put up with this sort of violence.”