One person is dead and three others are injured after an overnight shooting at Newtown Court in Lexington. The Fayette County Coroner has identified the victim as 18-year-old Mykel Waide.
Waide was looking forward to his first day as a college student at the University of Louisville on Monday. It is a day, and a whole future, that’s been taken away from him.
Police were called to Newtown Court in reference to a large disorder with shots fired. One of these shots hit Waide.
Three others were also shot and taken to UK hospital. We do not have any updates on how they’re doing at this time. There is currently no suspect.
In a Facebook post, a witness says she stayed with Waide until the police came. At around 3:15 am Waide was declared dead at the scene.
Waide graduating from Tates Creek High School. He was a part of the basketball team. A tweet by the program says, “We are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of our very own Mykel Waide. He was more than an athlete, he was a son, brother & scholar.”
“He was a great kid, he was loving, he was caring, he really wanted success not only for himself but for his friends and his teammates,” Coach Jarrod Gay told WDKY. Waide was getting ready to start classes at the University of Louisville. Gay says Waide wanted to graduate college with a business degree.