1 person reportedly shot at Short and Upper Street near Lexington parade

Posted at 12:55 PM, Jul 04, 2024

UPDATE: Thursday, July 4 at 2 p.m.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Lexington Police released additional information regarding the shooting at West Short and North Upper Street on Thursday.

Police reported that at around 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, a man approached an officers to report that he had been shot in a vehicle near Fourth Street and Upper Street.

He reportedly sustained non-life-threatening injuries, police added.

"It’s just very scary. We’re out here trying to have fun with the kids, celebrate the holidays, make memories and things like that, we were part of the parade," said parade-goer Marquita Jones. "Everybody needs to stop the violence. It’s not that serious. They need to get help with the gun violence."

Original Story:

A shooting has been reported at West Short and North Upper Street near the Lexington Fourth of July parade on Thursday afternoon and LEX 18 staff on the scene reported that one person was loaded into an ambulance.

Officials confirmed to LEX 18 that the person suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.

This is a developing story and LEX 18 will have updates as they become available.