Teenager killed after shots fired at large party early Saturday

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Police say a teenager was killed after shots were fired at a large party on Unity Drive in Lexington early Saturday morning.

The Fayette County coroner’s office said Nathaniel McNealy, 18, of Louisville, died after being taken to a hospital. According to police, he suffered multiple gunshot wounds.

Lexington police said that just before 2 a.m. Saturday, officers responded to a townhome on Unity Drive after a report of shots fired. Based on preliminary information, the shooting happened during an altercation at a large party, police said. Unity Drive is near the Red Mile racetrack.

McNealy’s mother, Jennifer Russell-Page, said her son had just come to Lexington from Louisville to visit friends who attend the University of Kentucky.

Russell-Page said she had been receiving telephone calls and visits all day Saturday from friends, family and neighbors, all of whom recalled what a funny, loving young man McNealy was.

“They have all flooded us with pictures and videos and memories,” she said. “Our family really, really appreciates all the love.”

There were no immediate arrests in the case.