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Police investigating two Lexington shootings, one leaves man critically injured

Officers with the Lexington Police Department are investigating two shootings that happened within the span of an hour late Saturday night and early Sunday morning that left one man in critical condition, and another injured.

According to Lt. Joe Anderson, police received a call of shots fired around 11:45 p.m. on Saturday at Breckenridge Street and Shropshire Avenue. A short time later, a man arrived at a local hospital with a gunshot wound and was determined to be connected to the shooting.

His injuries were not life-threatening, Anderson said.

Less than an hour later, officers received another call of shots fired at the 1300 block of Alexandria Drive, Anderson said. When officers arrived, a man was found suffering a life-threatening gunshot wound and taken to a nearby hospital. The shooting allegedly stemmed from a disorder.

A juvenile was charged on Sunday afternoon for the shooting on Alexandria Drive, according to Hannah Sloan, spokesperson for Lexington police.

The 16-year-old was charged with first-degree assault, possession of a handgun by a minor, and tampering with physical evidence. The juvenile is currently being held at a juvenile detention center, according to Sloan.

Both investigations are active.

Anyone with information is asked to call Lexington Police at 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.