Police are prosecuting 16-year-olds in downtown shooting that injured two people


Two 16-year-olds have been arrested and charged in a shooting in the center that sent two people – one seriously injured – to hospital earlier this month.

The Lexington Police Department announced the arrest of the youths on Friday afternoon. Because they are minors, the names of the suspects have not been released.

The shooting was reported on West Short and Mill streets at 10:44 a.m. on Sept. 10, the same night police responded to three other shootings in Lexington. One of the victims was an underage woman, police said at the time. Her injuries were not life-threatening. A man shot and killed suffered life-threatening injuries, police said.

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The teens are being held in a juvenile detention center, police said. One is charged with two counts of first-degree assault, two counts of possession of a gun by a minor, and first-degree willful threat. The other faces two counts of first-degree wanton threat.

Police asked anyone with information about the case to call them at (859) 258-3600 or leave an anonymous tip to Bluegrass Crime Stoppers by calling (859) 253-2020, visiting Bluegrasscrimestoppers.com or the P3 Tips app available on P3tips.com.

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