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.
Lexington police say a man was shot early this morning at Liberty Heights Apts. off Liberty Rd. Officers found him behind this apartment building. His injuries are life-threatening. @LEX18News pic.twitter.com/gyt76Dnlzx— Evelyn Schultz (@EvelynSchultzTV) October 5, 2021