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UK student's injuries critical, possibly caused in a fight

A University of Kentucky student injured early Saturday near campus, possibly during a fight, was listed in critical condition at UK Hospital Tuesday.

Police received a call from one of the parents of Blair Smith, 19, on Monday saying the young man had been intentionally struck with a bottle outside 328 Aylesford Place early Saturday.

Lexington police responded to reports of an altercation about 2:45 a.m. Saturday in the street near 328 Aylesford. The crowd in the street dispersed before officers could take any reports, Officer Ann Gutierrez, a Lexington police spokeswoman, said.

But police later received a call about an injured man less than a mile from the location of the original call on Aylesford, on the 500 block of Euclid Avenue. That's where police found Smith, who was transported to UK Hospital. It's unclear how Smith got from Aylesford to Euclid, Gutierrez said.

The person who called police about 3:30 a.m. to Euclid Avenue was not a witness to the altercation, Gutierrez said. And, after talking to Smith, police could not determine what happened.

A first-degree assault report was filed when one of Smith's parents called police Monday after the parent had talked to some of Smith's friends about what happened, Gutierrez said.

No arrests have been made.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Lexington police at (859) 258-3700.

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