Third homicide of 2016 takes life of 18-year-old

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- The coroner says Lexington’s third homicide victim of 2016 is an 18-year-old man.

Lexington Police say they got the call just after 3 a.m. to State Street near UK’s campus for shots fired. When they got there, they say they found a scene in the rear of a home in the 200 block of University Avenue and found two men suffering from gunshot wounds. Both were taken to the hospital.

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That’s where the coroner says 18-year-old Caleb Hallet died from his wounds. Officers say they learned the victims were in a vehicle in the rear of the building when two masked suspects approached them and fired into the vehicle.

Lexington Police are searching for information about the case and ask you call (859) 258-3600 with information. There has been a GoFundMe page set up to pay for Caleb Hallet’s funeral. Find a link to that here.