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Lexington Police investigate handful of shootings in 24-hour span

Lexington Police say the city has had about nine more shootings this year than at this same time last year.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Lexington Police were on the scene of a shooting Thursday in what's being described as a road rage incident.

Police went door-to-door along Oak Hill Drive near Shawnee to see if they could gather information.

Witnesses at the scene said at least one home was hit by bullets in what they described as a possible road rage incident.

A woman tells Fox 56 she was driving slowly when someone leaned out the window of his vehicle and yelled at her. After pulling in a driveway, she says the man in the vehicle circled back around and opened fire.

No one was hit by the gunfire.

It is one of a handful of incidents where shots were fired in Lexington in a 24-hour span.

"It is concerning any time we have gunfire," said Sgt. Jervis Middleton of Lexington Police. "Innocent people can get hurt and get struck by those, and even the non-innocent people, the victim and suspect if they're involved in criminal activity - we still don't want that to happen."

Angela Conner lives along Oak Hill Drive. She says her neighborhood is not like it used to be.

"I thought it was a pretty quiet neighborhood. It is pretty quiet, except for all these gunshots here lately," she said. "It's pretty bad when you can't feel safe sitting in your house, because you don't know if somebody's going to shoot through your house or your window or your kid or whatever."

Oak Hill Drive is just one street over from Carneal Road, where an 11-year-old girl was injured early Tuesday morning when someone fired shots into a home.

Lexington Police say the city has had about nine more shootings this year than at this same time last year.

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