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Police: Man shot, killed Saturday night identified

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Posted at 7:51 AM, Nov 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-22 11:14:54-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX `18) — The man shot and killed in Lexington Saturday night has been identified, according to Lexington Police.

28-year-old Pietro Swain was found shot multiple times on East 5th Street.

Just before 10:30 p.m. officers said they were called to East Fifth Street and North Limestone after gunshots were heard.

When they arrived, they said they found a black car that had been hit multiple times with bullets.

Inside the car, they found Swain who had been shot multiple times. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

There is no suspect information at this time. Anyone with additional 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.

Lexington Police has investigated nearly 120 total fatal and non-fatal shootings so far this year, with this one being at least the ninth on Fifth Street.