Business owners hit hard by violence on busy Lexington road hoping for safer times

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – Business owners in a section hit hard by recent violence are hoping for safer times. There’s been three deadly shootings since April, all on or near Winchester Road, and all close to one business that some have raised questions about.

Fred Roser couldn’t believe what happened right outside his Winchester Road business back in April.

“That is one of the shootings,” said Roser, who runs a local plumbing and HVAC business stationed on Winchester Road. He pointed to a picture on his phone of an SUV where a deadly shooting happened.

“And a person died out here,” he said of the violence that happened right outside his front door.

That was the first of three deadly shootings across three months, all within sight of his business.

“Once again, it’s to the point of I’m concerned about my coming and going, and my employees,” Roser said.

All three shootings were also close to the Office Gentleman’s Club.

“When it gets late,…

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