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Shot fired at house party near UK campus; 1 student shot, several others injured by shrapnel

Updated 8:05 a.m., Sept. 8, 2022

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 8, 2022) — During a fight at a house party late Wednesday evening near campus a gunshot resulted in one student with non-life threatening injuries. Multiple students were also injured by shrapnel with non-life-threatening injuries.

Lexington Police said Jason Almanza-Arroyo, 19, who is not a UK student, was arrested and charged with 1st degree Wanton Endangerment, 2nd degree Disorderly Conduct, 3rd degree Assault (communicable fluid) and Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place.  More information here.

Here are the other details known at this time:

  • A party was occurring at a house at 205 University Avenue shortly before midnight Wednesday evening. Uninvited subjects came to the party and an altercation ensued.
  • Overall, one female student was shot in the leg and treated for non-life threatening injuries. Ten students at the party suffered injuries from shrapnel and debris but are not believed to be gunshot wounds or life-threatening injuries. All injured students were transported to UK Chandler Hospital.
  • As more details are available about this incident, they will be released.