Unrelated shootings occurred within blocks of each other
LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 25, 2014) — Lexington Mayor Jim Gray today gathered leaders of Lexington’s criminal justice community together, asking that they dedicate all available resources to solving a pair of violent shootings that occurred within blocks of each other last weekend, leaving one person dead.
The 2015 budget council includes more than $165 million for public safety.
Gray said the group immediately agreed to dial up efforts, aggressively pursue leads, and make it the highest priority to solve these crimes, put the criminals in jail and find more effective ways to prevent this kind of violence. “It’s our duty to work together to stop this kind of behavior in our town. This level of violence is unusual for us. But it cannot, it will not be tolerated,” he said.
The mayor said many of the details about the incidents are not available because the investigations are continuing.
“We don’t want to say anything casually or accidentally that would hamper efforts to capture or prosecute the criminals responsible,” Gray said. He did stress that the incidents are not connected. Citizens with information about the crimes are urged to contact police.