Security Guard Protects Teens In New Year's Eve Shooting

Reported by: Amanda Stevenson
Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Updated: 1/01/2013 7:09 pm
Witnesses called a security guard a 'hero' after a double shooting New Year's Eve.

Lexington police said two teens were shot outside of an 18 and under New Year's Eve party at Monlu--a rentable event space on Village Drive--just after 11:30 p.m. Monday night.

Officers said a 15-year-old was shot in the hand, and a 16-year-old was shot in the chest.

Both were taken to UK Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police said they were unable to get any information about the shooter from any of the nearly-200 people at the party, and no arrests were made.

A security guard--who wanted to remain anonymous--worked the event. He said the teens were outside when they were shot; they came inside bleeding, he said.

The guard said he ordered everyone inside the building to go to the back of it and get on the ground.

The security guard said he then went outside with his own weapon and locked everyone inside. He said he tried looking for the shooter, but was unsuccessful.

"I can see people running around...but I couldn't see exactly who was doing the shooting. I could just hear the shots fired," he said in an off-camera interview.

Witnesses called the man a 'hero' for working to save the teens inside.
Most Popular
Identity Theft Suspect Identified
Nicholasville Police are positive they have a suspect identified who is wanted in a recent identity theft case.
2014 36 Blitz: Mason Co. Royals
A look at tradition in Maysville and what it means to this season's team. Video Video
Lincoln County Woman Abducted; Held For Ransom
Stanford Police are looking for a suspect who abducted a woman at gun point, and held her for ransom Video Video
Postal Facility In Lexington Scheduled To Be Closed In 2015
The U.S. Postal Service's processing and distribution center on Nandino Boulevard in Lexington is scheduled to be closed next year to save money, according to the USPS Website. Video Video
5 Kentucky, Tennessee schools on list
Two Tennessee universities have made the "honor roll" of a publication's 2014 list of "Great Colleges To Work For."
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital. supports children's privacy rights. All persons under the age of 13 MUST have parental permission to use this website and direct parental supervision is strongly recommended.