Madison County

Man shot at party at National Guard armory in Richmond

A man was treated and released from a Lexington hospital after he was shot early Sunday at a party at a Kentucky National Guard Armory, Richmond police said.

Traon Tischner, 19, no address listed, arrived at University of Kentucky HealthCare Good Samaritan Hospital about 1:30 p.m. Sunday, 111/2 hours after the shooting, police said.

Tischner had been shot in the right upper chest near the shoulder. He said he had been shot at a party at the armory at 1812 Irvine Road in Richmond, but he would not cooperate with investigators and provided no further information, police said. He was later released from the hospital.

Richmond police were called to the armory shortly before 2 a.m. Sunday to investigate reports of numerous shots fired. Arriving officers heard shots, and several people told police that shots had been fired inside and outside the building, where a party of 200 to 300 people was held.

Officers were not able to identify the shooters, nor were any victims located. Several shell casings were recovered.

Police did not know who hosted the party at the armory, which is apparently rented to groups, and a message left there was not returned.

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