UPDATE: Vigil held for two homicide victims, Lexington police search for suspects

Detectives are asking residents in the area to check their home surveillance video

UPDATE (5/10/22) – A vigil took place Tuesday evening for two people shot and killed at Green Acres Park in Lexington over the weekend.

Faith leaders, family and friends of the victims gathered for a balloon release and wreath-laying ceremony.

According to Lexington police, 20-year-old Amaya Victoria Taylor-Sandifer and 49-year-old James Henry Bost Jr. were shot and killed early Saturday morning. Three other men were found at a local hospital suffering from non-life-threatening gunshot wounds.

The vigil comes as police continue to search for the suspects. If you have any information, you’re encouraged to call police. You can also submit an anonymous tip to Bluegrass Crime Stoppers online HERE or call 859-253-2020 or 1-877-970-2020.

ABC36 will have more from the vigil on ABC36 News at 11.

ORIGINAL POST (5/7/22)

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ/PRESS RELEASE) – The Lexington Police Department is investigating a double homicide and shooting that occurred on LaSalle Road.

At around 1:16 a.m., Saturday, May 7, 2022, officers responded to the area of Green Acres Park in the 1000 block of LaSalle Road for a call of shots fired. When officers arrived, they located two victims suffering from gunshot wounds. The victims, a 49-year-old male and a 20-year-old female, were pronounced deceased at the scene.

Three additional male victims were later found at a local hospital, suffering from reported non-life-threatening gunshot wound injuries.

The Fayette County Coroner has identified the victims as 20-year-old Amaya Victoria Taylor-Sandifer and 49-year-old James Henry Bost Jr.

Detectives are asking residents in the area to check their home surveillance video.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Lexington Police at (859) 258-3600. Anonymous tips can be submitted to Bluegrass Crime Stoppers by calling (859) 253-2020, online at www.bluegrasscrimestoppers.com, or through the P3 tips app available at www.p3tips.com.

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