Police looking for car after drive-by shooting
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)-Police are looking for suspects after a shooting this morning that sent three people to the hospital.
According to officers, it was a drive-by shooting near the intersection of North Upper and West Sixth in Lexington.
The shooting left one home with multiple bullet holes.
On his way to work downtown, Randall Woods says he often stops by his cousins’ house on on West Sixth and North Upper. Thursday, he got a different view.
“I see bullet holes through here. I see bullet holes in the wall. I see the door is shot out,” Woods observed.
Police say that’s because someone drove by and fired shots before 12:30 a.m. Thursday.
Three people inside the house, two men and a woman, took themselves to the hospital. Officers say they will live.
“I hope everybody’s all right and safe,” Woods said.
He doesn’t know who was shot, but he doesn’t think anyone would target his cousins.
“I was just over here yesterday and I don’t understand it. I don’t know what’s going on,” Woods said.
Down the block, neither does Cicily Godfrey.
“I heard something, but I didn’t know if it was a dream,” Godfrey said.
Her mom soon showed her it wasn’t.
“It doesn’t make sense to live here on Upper Street. These are streets I ran around on in my youth and they need to stop with the guns,” Godfrey said.
In 2017 Lexington had more homicides than ever before: 28. So far this year, the city is on track to beat that.
Godfrey says that doesn’t scare her. It does make her angry.
“They just need to stop the beef because see you’re going to get caught,” Godfrey said.
Police are looking for a black Toyota Camry.
Officers aren’t sure it’s connected to the shooting, but they want to talk to the driver to learn more.