Flash Flood Watch expires at 6:00 PM on 8/31, issued at 8:24 PM Annville, KY | Artemus, KY | Athol, KY | Barbourville, KY

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
One Dead, One Seriously Injured In Overnight Crash
The driver of a car was seriously injured and his passenger was killed in an accident early Saturday morning.
Kentucky suspends doctor over staff prescriptions
A doctor practicing at Harlan ARH Hospital has been suspended by the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure after receiving an anonymous tip he was prescribing diet pills to the nursing staff.
Harlan ER doctor suspended by Kentucky board
A Knoxville, Tennessee, doctor practicing at Harlan Appalachian Regional Healthcare Hospital has had his license suspended by the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure.
Fiery Crash Closes Stretch Of I-75 In Laurel County
A section of I-75 north of Corbin was closed for a time Friday evening following a fiery crash involving a Fed-Ex tractor trailer, according to State Police. Investigators said the driver had minor injuries.
Progress Report: Hemp Is Looking Good
Hemp is now back in the hands of just a few farmers, taking part in a hemp pilot program. A Rockcastle County farmer has dedicated his summer to growing the crop. Video Video
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.

WTVQ.com 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.