Incident Summary:

05/29/2017: An assailant fired at the Lexington Herald-Leader newspaper office in Lexington, Kentucky, United States. There were no reported injuries, but windows were damaged in the gunfire. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred along Midland Avenue.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Journalists & Media
Name of Entity Lexington-Herald Leader
Specific Description Office Building
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
A firearm loaded with small-caliber ammunition was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) No
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Other Crime Type
Additional Information There is doubt that this incident meets terrorism-related criteria. Sources noted it was unclear whether the building was randomly targeted in an act of vandalism.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Police Investigating Possible Vandalism At Lexington Herald-Leader Building," The Associated Press, May 30, 2017.
"Man accused of randomly shooting at several Lexington locations," Lexington Herald-Leader, May 30, 2017.
"Windows shattered at Herald-Leader building; suspected bullet damage found," Lexington Herald-Leader, May 29, 2017.