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Lexington Police Department investigating double homicide

Double homicide
Posted at 10:53 AM, Jul 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-05 10:36:07-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Lexington Police is investigating a double homicide after two people were found shot in Lexington early Sunday morning.

Police say they were called before 1:30 a.m. to the 2500 block of Danielle Lane, which is near the intersection of East New Circle Road and Liberty Road, for a medical call.

Officials said they found one person outside and one inside a vehicle. Both had been shot and police say both died.

26-year-old Tyler Sandusky was found on the ground with gunshot wounds, according to officials. Sandusky was taken to UK Medical Center and later died. Police say she was located near a Toyota Camry.

Upon investigating, police found 27-year-old Shaquille Newby in the front passenger seat of the Toyota Camry. Newby was pronounced dead at the scene.

Neighbors in the area say they are still trying to wrap their heads around the situation.

“When I was a kid it wasn’t like this. We could leave our doors open. Everybody would walk around. Tonight you can’t even walk around here at night without being scared somebody might shoot you,” Derry Williams said. “Only thing I can say is stop the violence. That’s all we need to do and we might live as old as I got.”

Currently, no suspect information has been released. Detectives are continuing to investigate this incident.

Anyone information about this case is asked to contact Lexington Police by calling (859) 258-3600. Anonymous tips can be submitted to Bluegrass Crime Stoppers by calling (859) 253-2020, online, or through the P3 tips app.

There have been at least 61 non-fatal shootings in Lexington since the start of 2021, according to data released by the Lexington Police Department.

There have been at least 22 homicides in Lexington this year, including Newby and Sandusky’s deaths. All homicides have been the result of gunshots.