13-year-old facing manslaughter charge in shooting of other teen in Lexington


LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) – A 13-year-old is facing a manslaughter charge after a shooting in Lexington.

It happened around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the 300 block of Lancelot Lane.

Police say first responders found a 14-year-old victim dead at the scene. The Fayette County Coroner’s Office has not officially identified the victim.

We’re told a 13-year-old suspect has been charged with second-degree manslaughter.

Police say the investigation is ongoing and there could be more charges.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Lexington Police by calling (859) 258-3600. Anonymous tips can be submitted to Bluegrass Crime Stoppers by calling (859) 253-2020, online at www.bluegrasscrimestoppers.com, or through the P3 tips app available at www.p3tips.com.

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A deadly shooting is under investigation in Lexington.

There has been a heavy police presence in the area since just before 11 Tuesday morning. The coroner’s van is also at the scene.

We’re working to learn exactly what happened, but we’ve seen a crowd gather in front of one house, and our crew at the scene reports hearing crying, yelling, even screaming.

One woman we talked with didn’t want to go on camera, but she described the scene as “awful.”

“It’s so sad, and I feel so sorry for the family,” the woman said. “You just don’t expect something to happen so early in, well, any time of the day, but this early in the morning.”

Police have been knocking on doors in the neighborhood, trying to get information from neighbors.

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