23-year-old man killed in Tuesday morning shooting on Liberty Road, homicide investigation underway

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Posted at 6:09 AM, Oct 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-05 12:28:21-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — A man has died after a shooting on Liberty Road and his death is being investigated as a homicide.

The Lexington Police Department says officers were called to the Liberty Heights Apartments off Liberty Road, inside New Circle Road, around 4:00 a.m. Tuesday. When officers got there, they found a man behind the apartments suffering from gunshot wounds. He was taken to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries.

The Fayette County Coroner's office identified the shooting victim as 23-year-old Jayontai McCann.

Police are talking with neighbors in the area to see if they heard or saw anything that happened.

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