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Police Investigating Two Homicides Over Holiday Weekend

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Josh James
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WUKY

The Fayette County Coroner says two victims have died in two separate shootings in Lexington over the long holiday weekend.

The first shooting happened around 11:30p.m. Saturday night in the 400 block of East Sixth Street near Chestnut Street.

Police say a man was found lying in the street with a gunshot wound.

He was taken to UK Hospital with serious injuries, and later died. He has been identified as 16-year-old Floyd Dunn III. Dunn III was a student at Martin Luther King Academy in Fayette County.

The second shooting police are investigating took place between 4 and 5 a.m. Sunday. When officers arrived at Eastridge Apartments off Alumni Drive, they found nothing and left the scene.

They then responded to a second call around 8:50 a.m. after a woman, who walking through the apartment complex, found a man in a ditch with an apparent gunshot wound.

He was taken to Saint Joseph East with life-threatening injuries, but the coroner says he has now died. He has been identified as 28-year-old Jerome Wadsworth.

There are currently no suspects in custody in either shooting.