Police seek link: 2nd fatal shooting in 18 hours on Augusta Drive

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- A 58-year-old man shot early Thursday morning outside an apartment complex in the 1800 block of Augusta Drive becomes the second person to die in a shooting there in as many days.

Bruce Tice died at about 3 p.m. Thursday at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, according to Fayette County Coroner Gary Ginn.

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Police say they were called to the 1800 block of Augusta Drive just after 1:30 a.m. Thursday on a ‘shots fired’ call. When they arrived, they found Tice shot and rushed him to the hospital, where he later died.

Investigators spent much of the day combing the neighborhood for information and suspects, as well as a possible link to another fatal shooting in the same area at about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday morning outside the same apartment complex.

In that case, 55-year-old Lowell Anthony Johnson was pronounced dead at the University of Kentucky Medical Center at about 10:30 a.m. from a gunshot wound, according to the Fayette County Coroner’s Office.

Lexington Police responded to a “shots fired” call outside an apartment complex in the 1800 block of Augusta Drive at about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday and found Johnson had been shot, according to Police Sgt. Donnell Gordon.

Augusta Drive is off Eastland Parkway which is near the I-75/I-64 junction.                          

Detectives are asking the community for assistance in this case. Anyone with information is asked to contact police by calling (859) 258-3600.

Anonymous tips can also be sent through Bluegrass Crime Stoppers at (859) 253-2020 or www.bluegrasscrimestoppers.com.