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Police respond to shooting at Fayette Mall – avoid the area

Police have responded to a shooting at Fayette Mall in Lexington that happened around 4 p.m. Sunday. The Lexington Police Department posted the breaking news on twitter Sunday at 4:32 p.m., saying people should avoid the area.

More information will be provided as it becomes available.

**UPDATES** – Newest updates listed first:

Police Chief Lawrence Weathers met with the media around 7 p.m. Three victims are in the hospital, according to a report by LEX18.

6:00 p.m. updates:

Several local reporters have arrived at the scene to provide more information as it continues to become available, and UK President Eli Capilouto has released a statement:

5 p.m. updates:

The Lexington Police Department has confirmed there is not an active shooter at Fayette Mall. The department is still encouraging everyone to avoid the area. The mall will be closed for the remaining of the evening.

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15 Comments for Police respond to shooting at Fayette Mall – avoid the area



  1. friendsofcoal
    4:55 pm August 23, 2020 Permalink

    Matt wants LMPD defunded though so why does he care if people stay out of the way????



    • Cowboy
      5:14 pm August 23, 2020 Permalink

      Wow. That may be the dumbest and most selfish, uncaring thing I have ever seen on any comment section here…. and thats saying something.



    • BlueSteel
      5:22 pm August 23, 2020 Permalink

      And for the 814th time defunding does NOT mean that Police do not exist!! But ok…



    • friendsofcoal
      5:31 pm August 23, 2020 Permalink

      Yeah blue steel, we will still have police just not as many. No, I feel for the victim(s) in this deal really bad.



    • BlueSteel
      6:28 pm August 23, 2020 Permalink

      friendsofcoal – still not the point…



    • sprtphan
      8:49 pm August 23, 2020 Permalink

      Libs always redefining the English language to fit their narrative.



    • Bluehender
      5:26 pm August 23, 2020 Permalink

      You’re an idiot..it has to be said..



    • middlesborocat
      8:38 pm August 23, 2020 Permalink

      Oh you done did it now! Here comes the Matt Jones liberal cult



  2. BlueSteel
    5:23 pm August 23, 2020 Permalink

    Not to mention that he was just reporting on what is going on and warning fellow citizens.



  3. friendsofcoal
    5:28 pm August 23, 2020 Permalink

    Damn…the truth must hurt really bad!



    • bkeith75
      5:31 pm August 23, 2020 Permalink

      No. Just stupid comments cause normal people to respond, quickly.



    • friendsofcoal
      5:48 pm August 23, 2020 Permalink

      19 minutes after my comment wasn’t super quick.



  4. bkeith75
    5:57 pm August 23, 2020 Permalink

    I didn’t say super quick. Is coal your only friend?



  5. runningunnin.454
    7:06 pm August 23, 2020 Permalink

    Don’t understand why everything that happens has to be political; also don’t understand people behaving foolishly with firearms.



    • Bluehender
      7:12 pm August 23, 2020 Permalink

      Bingo rg…