Police seeking suspects in double shooting on Coburn Boulevard

July 16, 2014 

Lexington police are looking for several possible suspects in a double shooting about 4:15 p.m. Wednesday in the 2100 block of Coburn Boulevard.

The shooting was the second reported Wednesday: a 31-year-old man told police he had been shot in the left forearm while walking at 1:30 a.m. at Maple Avenue and Seventh Street.

The incidents continue a wave of gun violence that began last month.

According to initial reports by police, a man and a woman were shot inside a Coburn Boulevard apartment. One person — police did not say which — was shot in the upper torso and was in critical condition. The other was shot in the leg. Sgt. Eric Hobson said both would be questioned.

Immediately after the shooting, police said they were looking for four people who had fled. Two of them, both men, were said to have run through backyards on Coburn. Police said one of the men goes by the street name "LA" and was wearing a white tank top, and the other had long dreadlocks. The other two people — a woman driving and a male passenger — were said to have driven off in a red or maroon Toyota Rav 4.

Hobson said that because the investigation was just beginning, he was unable to offer specifics, such as how many shooters there were and the motive behind the shootings.

Detectives were waiting for a search warrant to be signed by a judge Wednesday night so they could enter the apartment and gather evidence.

Lexington police have been investigating a dozen shootings that have occurred since June 21. Four people have been killed and at least 12 have been injured by gunfire during that time period.

Two weeks ago, Amanda Franco was slain on the front porch of a home on the 200 block of Race Street. Jonathan Price, 26, a Marine, was killed in the Woodhill area, and Charles Wright, 32, an aspiring rapper, was shot and killed outside his home on Sixth Street. Kieara Nicole Green, 18, died after being shot several times at a house on Scottsdale Circle.

The city recorded its 12th homicide of 2014 when John Tully, 87, died of injuries sustained in a Friday afternoon beating at the Old Farm Apartments on Appian Way, where he lived.

Descriptions of suspects in the shootings and in Tully's death have been vague, and no arrests have been made. For the year, six homicides remain unsolved.

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