UPDATE (7:25 p.m. EST):
Three people were reportedly shot inside the mall, although their condition remains unknown. All three victims were transported to a nearby hospital, the Lexington Herald Leader reported.
Police say this does not appear to be a random shooting.
7 p.m. UPDATE— Lexington Police (@lexkypolice) August 23, 2020
The shooting happened around 4 p.m. inside #FayetteMall, outside the Bath & Body Works store.
Three people were shot. We do not have an update on their conditions at this time.
This does not appear to be a random shooting. Our investigation is ongoing.
UPDATE (6:40 p.m. EST):
Police continue to evacuate the mall.
6 p.m. UPDATE— Lexington Police (@lexkypolice) August 23, 2020
Nicholasville Road is currently closed to traffic in front of Fayette Mall. The shutdown will stretch from E. Reynolds Road to Man o' War.
6:30 P.M. UPDATE— Lexington Police (@lexkypolice) August 23, 2020
The Emergency Response Unit continues to clear Fayette Mall.
Anyone picking up patrons/employees of the mall can do so in front of the Olive Garden, otherwise Nicholasville Road is closed to traffic from E. Reynolds to MOW.
A mall in Lexington, Kentucky is being evacuated after reports of an active shooter at the Fayette Mall.
FAYETTE MALL INCIDENT— Lexington Police (@lexkypolice) August 23, 2020
Police have responded to a shooting at Fayette Mall that happened around 4 p.m. Sunday.
Please avoid the area. We will provide more information as it becomes available. #lexingtonky #fayettemall @FayetteMall
Police have said it's no longer an active shooter incident but they're working to get people evacuated.
5 p.m. UPDATE - THIS IS NOT AN ACTIVE SHOOTER INCIDENT.— Lexington Police (@lexkypolice) August 23, 2020
The mall is currently being evacuated and officers are checking each store. Mall patrons and employees are being sheltered on LexTran buses. Please continue to avoid the area if possible.#fayettemall #lexingtonky
Additional police are still arriving at Fayette Mall after the reported shooting. pic.twitter.com/x9BIbh1VqQ— HLpublicsafety (@HLpublicsafety) August 23, 2020
There’s still a heavy police presence out at Fayette Mall. Officers are going in and out of the building. No word yet on injuries or suspects, but there are multiple fire department vehicles on scene. pic.twitter.com/Tl5PnAipoW— HLpublicsafety (@HLpublicsafety) August 23, 2020
This is a breaking news story and will be updated with additional information.