Two teens shot in 'disorder' that spilled out of Lexington party site

jkegley@herald-leader.comJanuary 1, 2013 

Two teens were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after being shot at a Lexington New Year's party late Monday.

A 15-year-old was shot in the hand, and a 16-year-old was shot in the chest, Lt. David Biroschik said.

The shot to the chest "was kind of off to the side. It hit him, but I don't think it hit anything vital," Biroschik said.

The teens were taken to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital. They were expected to recover.

The shooting happened outside a rented space in a shopping center on Village Drive, which Biroschik said caters to juveniles.

"There was a disorder inside the club. It spilled over outside, and shots were fired," he said.

Though there were "a couple hundred" party-goers at the club, no one claimed to have seen what happened, Biroschik said. Police officers processed the scene and turned it over to the department's Robbery Homicide Unit, which will investigate in the coming days.

Police did not identify the victims, but messages identifying the victims by the names "Stoose" and "Lucky" were circulating on social media sites.

Most called for prayers or updated the teens' conditions. Others elaborated on potential fallout from the shooting.

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