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Wednesday, 4 August 2021

Lexington homicides outpacing 2020 record numbers

Credit: WLEX-TV LEX18
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Lexington homicides outpacing 2020 record numbers
Lexington homicides outpacing 2020 record numbers

HOMICIDES INLEXINGTON IS NOWOUTPACING 2020-WHERE WE SAW ARECORD NUMBER OFKILLINGS IN THECITY.AT THIS TIME LASTYEAR, 14 PEOPLEHAD BEENKILLED...LEXINGTONHIT THE 20 HOMICIDEMARK FOR THISYEAR ON SATURDAY.AS LEX 18'SKATHERINE COLLINSREPORTS, THE CRIESFOR THE VIOLENCETO STOP ARECOMING FROMVICTIM'S FAMILYMEMBERS ANDCOMMUNITYLEADERS ALIKE.SOT2:18MY KIDS HAVE TOGROW UP WITHOUTTHEIR DAD.

ITHURTS.VOIESHIA BANKS SAYSRAYMAR WEBB WASJUST HOURS AWAYFROM LEARNINGTHE GENDER OFTHEIR NEXT CHILD.SOT4:50HE DIDN'T EVENGET A CHANCE TOKNOW THAT HE HADA BABY GIRL.

WEHAVE THREE BOYSAND THAT'S ALL WEEVER WANTED WASTO HAVE A GIRL.VOINSTEAD, SHESAYS, SHE SPENTTHIS FATHER'S DAYWEEKEND INSHOCK.SOT6:15HE DIDN'T DESERVETHAT.

HE WASN'TSUPPOSED TO GOOUT LIKE THAT.VOLEXINGTON POLICESAY THEY FOUND30-YEAR-OLD WEBBWITH A GUNSHOTWOUND AT THECORNER OF WESTSHORT AND NORTHMILL STREETSEARLY SATURDAYMORNING.HE LATER DIED ATTHE HOSPITAL.HIS KILLING IS THE20TH REPORTED INLEXINGTON THISYEAR- ALL OF THEMTHE RESULT OFGUN VIOLENCE.

ATTHIS TIME LASTYEAR, 14 PEOPLEHAD BEEN KILLED.2020 WENT ON TOSET A RECORD FORTHE MOSTHOMICIDES EVERREPORTED INLEXINGTON- AT 34.SOT23:53:00EACH TIME YOUSEE THAT IT KINDOF TAKES A TOLLIT'S JUST WHEN DOYOU WANT IT TOSTOP?VORICARDO FRANKLINKNOWS THE PAINOF A LOSSSPREADS FARBEYOND THEVICTIM...SOT23:56:47IT AFFECTS THEONE WHO DID IT, ITAFFECTS THEIRFAMILY, IT AFFECTSTHE FAMILY OF WHOIT HAPPENED TO.VOHE'S THECOMMUNITYOUTREACHCOORDINATOR ATTHE FAYETTECOUNTY SHERIFF'SOFFICE...HE LOSTHIS OWN BROTHER,ANTONIO TO GUNVIOLENCE AND HE'SCARRYING ON THEMISSION OF HISMOTHERANITA...WHO'S GOALIT WAS TO SEESHOOTING DEATH'SIN LEXINGTON FALLTO ZERO.SOT23:52:44I WANT IT TO BE ASSAFE AS POSSIBLEAND I WANT IT TOBE AS LOVING ASPOSSIBLE.VOHE SAYS IT WILLTAKE EVERYONETO MAKE ACHANGE...WORKINGWITH KIDS ANDADULTS TO AGREETO STOP THEVIOLENCE.SOT23:53:32IT TAKES EVERYCOMMUNITYMEMBERVOALL BANKS CAN DONOW IS ASK FORANSWERS...SOT7:30IF IT WAS THEYFAMILY MEMBERTHEY WOULD WANTSOMEBODY TOTALK, THEY WOULDWANT JUSTICE FORTHEY FAMILYMEMBERVOANSWERS FOR HERKIDS WHO'S LIVESHAVE BEENFOREVERCHANGED.IN LEXINGTON,KATHERINECOLLINSLARRY:TODAY WHITEHOUSE PRESS