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Lexington has investigated 35 homicides this year, surpassing last year's record

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Posted at 11:10 PM, Dec 07, 2021

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Tuesday's shooting death on Hill Street has brought the total number of homicides the city has investigated in 2021 to 35, surpassing last year's record.

Lexington police say were called to the 1400 block of Hill Street at 8:16 p.m. Tuesday evening. Once police were on the scene, they found a 51-year-old man with a gunshot wound near an apartment complex. Officers began CPR on the victim until Lexington Fire Department arrived and transported him to a local hospital. The man later died from his injuries.

Five cars and two apartments were hit with bullets, but no one else was injured.

The Fayette County Coroner's Office identified the man who died as Ramon Pennie. The investigation into his death is ongoing.

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.