LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) – Late last month, nearly two dozens shots were fired on a busy stretch of South Broadway near downtown Lexington. No one was hit, but some nearby businesses were damaged by stray bullets. Cameras on those businesses caught the crime as it happened.
For a Crime Stoppers report, Lexington Police released roughly 25 seconds of video of the shoot out from four different angles.
“Anybody watching this in the community, no matter where you live at or what you do for a living or what walk of life you come from, this should bother you that it’s happening in your city,” said Det. Anthony Delimpo.
Happening in the heart of the city, actually. May 26th, which was a Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, at least two groups of people were on the move, shooting for several blocks. Police say it started at Fourth Street and Broadway near Transylvania University and moved south on Broadway. Concerned citizens were reporting the suspect’s movement.
“Mutliple calls,” said Delimpo. “People that were driving by, out and about, coming home from different things. We had 6 or 7 calls, different people calling in. Our officers were tracking this as it moved down South Broadway.”
“It looks like something out of the wild west.”Det. Delimpo
It was in an alley in the 300 block of South Broadway that cameras captured four different angles of the shootout. In the video, you can hear at least 20 rounds being fired.
“You see people running, falling down, somebody helping someone up. You see a gentleman raise up a gun and fire at somebody else. You see somebody running with a gun, tripping and falling down, looking back. It seems like a scene out of a movie and it’s over here on this back alley way,” Det. Delimpo said.
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