Vigil held for father-to-be killed in downtown Lexington shooting


Family and friends gathered on Sunday evening in the parking lot at the corner of West Short Street and North Mill Street.

They shared hugs and kisses and wrote messages on red, heart-shaped balloons before they were released.

Loved ones came together for a vigil a day after losing 30-year-old Raymar Webb in the very spot he was shot.

Police said the shots fired call came in around 1:40 Saturday morning. When they arrived at the scene, they said they found Webb in the parking lot with gunshot wounds. He was taken to UK Medical Center where he later died.

Among those who gathered at the vigil was his pregnant girlfriend, who just found out Webb would have been a father to a baby girl.

Pink confetti fell to the ground and pink fireworks were set off in the background as shouts of joy combined with tears of sadness from a group of people who wanted Webb to be there, and for whoever is responsible for his death to be brought to justice.

Police have not released any suspect information at this time.

This is the city’s 20th homicide of the year.

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