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Man dies of gunshot wounds in Lexington’s second apparent homicide in 12 hours

A man who was shot Sunday morning on Florence Avenue in Lexington has died of his injuries, according to police.

Lexington police were summoned about 9:15 a.m. to the 700 block of Florence Avenue for a report of a shooting. They arrived to find a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

Monday morning, the Fayette County coroner’s office identified the man as 51-year-old Carroll Martin.

Martin died of his injuries just before 1 p.m. Sunday at University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital, according to the coroner’s office.

Witnesses told police that a man was seen running toward Douglas Avenue after the shooting.

Martin was the victim of Lexington’s second apparent homicide in about 12 hours. Lexington police are investigating the death of a man who was found Saturday night with “sharp trauma injuries” at an apartment on Elm Tree Lane. As of Sunday evening, investigators had no information indicating that the two deaths were related, police spokeswoman Brenna Angel said.

The fatal shooting on Florence Avenue marks Lexington’s sixteenth homicide of 2019, according to police. Lexington had 22 homicides in 2018.

Investigators are asking for people who live in Florence Avenue area to check footage from cameras on their homes to see if they caught anything, police Sgt. Donnell Gordon said.

Anyone with information related to the shooting can call Lexington police at 859-258-3600.

Anonymous tips, including photos and videos, can be submitted by texting LEXPD plus the tip to 274637. Information can also be sent anonymously through Bluegrass Crime Stoppers at 859-253-2020 or Bluegrasscrimestoppers.com.

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