Monday, February 10, 2003

Fight ends in shootings, death outside party hall



The Associated Press

LEXINGTON - A party turned deadly when a man was fatally shot and three others injured outside an American Legion post.

Lexington police said a fight was going on outside American Legion Post 132 when gunfire broke out Friday night, possibly from more than one gun.

William C. Henderson III, 31, died at University of Kentucky Hospital after being shot in the head, police said.

Two brothers, Maurice Walker, 21, and Anthony Edwards, 23, were injured. Walker was shot in the leg and lower back, and Edwards was hit in the left thigh. They were treated and released at UK Hospital.

Robert Lee Richards III, 29, was shot in the calf. He was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital and later released.

Walker said that he and his brother were leaving the party when someone said a fight had broken out.

"Somebody came up behind and started shooting," Walker said. "I just ran and felt something hit me in the leg and in the back. I just got in somebody's car and they took me to" the hospital.

Witnesses said the shooting sounded like automatic-weapon fire, but Lt. James Curless said the police had not ruled out the possibility that more than one gun was involved.

No arrests had been made, and police were still looking for suspects.




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