Lexington Police investigating multiple shootings Saturday morning

 ‘I thank God there were no fatalities’: Lexington Chief of Police responds to overnight shootings
Briarwood Circle Shooting
Lexington Chief of Police Lawrence Weathers
Posted at 10:06 AM, Aug 27, 2022

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Lexington Police kept busy overnight and through the morning, responding to three separate shootings.

Around 2:30 a.m., officers responded to a call for a shooting victim at the 400 block of Oaks Street.

After getting on scene, a woman was found who had been shot in the head.

Her injuries are non-life threatening according to police.

Then just after 6 a.m., officers responded to a shots fired call in the 1100 block of Briarwood Circle.

Officials say a woman was shot and has non-life threatening injuries.

No one has been arrested in connection to this shooting, but police have identified a suspect.

Both of these shootings took place after seven people were reported shot outside Wild Health Field, home of the Lexington Legends, and another shots fired incident occurred outside of the Fayette Mall on Friday.

All three of these shootings are ongoing investigations, and anyone with information is asked to contact Lexington Police.

Lexington Chief of Police Lawrence Weathers addressed reporters on Saturday afternoon, responding to the incidents.

“I thank God there were no fatalities,” said Weathers, adding, “It goes without saying, our police officers go above and beyond every time, and in situations like this that are unique for Lexington, they didn't waver and they responded and did what they needed to do.”

While some residents are questioning the overall safety of the city, Weathers echoed their sentiments, “We can’t have people running around and shooting whenever they feel like it. As a city, we need to stand up against that. We need to be vocal about that.”

The Lexington Police Department continues investigating each incident. While a suspect has been identified regarding the shooting on Briarwood Circle, other incidents have little information. According to Weathers, officers will continue working with Fayette Mall and Wild Health Field to review security footage. For the incident on Oak Street, officers will go door to door canvassing.

In a closing statement, Weathers said, “I am emotional about it, I get emotional when people are careless and threaten the safety of my city.”