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Victim of fatal shooting in Lexington early Saturday has been identified

Lexington Herald-Leader logo Lexington Herald-Leader 5/22/2021 Karla Ward, Lexington Herald-Leader

May 22—Two separate shootings left one man dead and two women injured in Lexington early Saturday.

Lexington police Sgt. Wayne Terry said police were investigating a fatal shooting on Hillcrest Avenue, just off Winchester Road. The crime was reported just before 3 a.m., he said.

The Fayette County coroner's office said Demonte Washington, 28, was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:33 a.m.

It was the 17th homicide of 2021 in Fayette County.

Terry did not have any information about a suspect, but he said "it appears to be an isolated incident."

The second shooting was reported at about 12:45 a.m., when a man forced himself into an apartment on Bob-O-Link Drive and shot the person living there, according to WKYT. Another person in an adjacent apartment was also hit, police told the television station.

Both victims were women, WLEX reported. They were taken to a hospital with injuries that were not thought to be life-threatening.

Police did not have a suspect in custody early Saturday morning.


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