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Security Guard Protects Teens In New Year's Eve Shooting

Reported by: Amanda Stevenson
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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.
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