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82-year-old woman killed in shooting near downtown Lexington

Posted at 5:17 PM, Oct 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-22 19:05:26-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — An 82-year-old woman has died following a shooting near downtown Lexington.

The shooting took place shortly before 4:00 p.m. Wednesday in the 500 block of West Fifth Street. The Fayette County Coroner's Office has identified Alice Carter as the shooting victim. Her death has been ruled a homicide.

A preliminary investigation found that Carter and a family member were getting out of a car when dozens of gunshots were exchanged between multiple people in separate vehicles. Carter was hit by a stray bullet and taken to the hospital where she died from her injuries.

Police said Carter and the family member were completely uninvolved with the shots being fired.

Investigators are still searching for suspects, and anyone with information 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.