RICHMOND — A drive-by shooting early Sunday morning on Brandy Lane sprayed the neighborhood with bullets, but no one was seriously injured, according to Richmond Police Chief Larry Brock.
Three men are facing charges in the shooting, including one who received a superficial head wound from a bullet, Brock said in a news release.
Charged in the incident were:
• Ranford Lawrence, 34, of Titusville, Fla., first-degree assault.
• Antonio D. Frederick, 23, of Brandy Lane, tampering with physical evidence
• Charles Kavanaugh, 24, of Smith Village, four counts of complicity to first-degree wanton endangerment
A fourth man, Justin Kavanaugh, 28, of Cottonwood Drive, fled the scene and is being sought by police, Brock said.
Police say Justin Kavanaugh was involved in an altercation with Frederick earlier that night at Riptides bar in Lexington. After the incident, Justin Kavanaugh and Charles Kavanaugh drove to where Frederick lives in the 1000 block of Brandy Lane, according to the release.
Frederick and Lawrence were standing outside, and Justin Kavanaugh opened fire on them, Brock said.
“Lawrence returned fire at the vehicle, apparently striking Charles Kavanaugh in the head …,” Brock said in the release. “Fredrick also attempted to return fire but his firearm reportedly malfunctioned and he hid it under a vehicle.”
Brock added that several rounds hit a nearby apartment building, but no one else was injured
Police responded at 3:06 a.m. to a call of shots being fired on Brandy Lane, the release stated. When officers arrived at the scene they were told there had been an exchange of gunfire between two groups, one on foot and another in a blue SUV, Brock said. Police recovered two handguns at the scene, according to the release.
The SUV was found abandoned nearby with shattered windows and bullet holes in the driver’s side of the vehicle and in the driver’s seat head rest. Blood also was found in the rear seat, Brock said.
Officers learned a short time later that Charles Kavanaugh was being treated for a gunshot wound to the head at Pattie A. Clay Regional Medical Center.
“Kavanaugh was ultimately transported to the UK Medical Center where he was treated for a superficial wound to his head that required only cleaning and stapling,” Brock said.
Kavanaugh was released from the hospital into police custody, and along with Frederick and Lawrence, was lodged in the Madison County Detention Center.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Richmond Police Department at 623-1162.
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