Police investigating fatal shooting

The Lexington Police Department continues to investigate a fatal shooting that occurred Friday evening near Fayette Mall.  

Around 8:30 p.m. Friday, August 23, officers responded to the intersection of Nicholasville Road and Wilson Downing Road for a woman that had been shot in a vehicle. The victim, later identified as 30-year-old LaPorscha Stringer, was taken to the hospital for treatment and later died on August 25.

According to witnesses, Stringer was leaving in the mall and was stopped at a red light when a dark-colored car pulled alongside her vehicle. Multiple shots were fired from the suspect vehicle, which fled back toward the mall near Dillard’s.

Detectives do not believe the shooting was random. Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact Lexington Police by calling (859) 258-3600.

Anonymous tips, including photos and videos, can be submitted by texting LEXPD plus the tip to CRIMES (274637). Information can also be sent anonymously through Bluegrass Crime Stoppers at (859) 253-2020 or www.bluegrasscrimestoppers.com.