‘It’s a blessing I’m alive’: Victim speaks after 2 juveniles arrested in Erlanger shooting

‘It’s a blessing I’m alive’: Victim speaks after 2 juveniles arrested in Erlanger shooting

ERLANGER, Ky. (FOX19) - Two teens are charged after a double shooting in Erlanger late Thursday night, police said early Friday.

Officers responded to the 3400 block of Blue Creek Drive around 9:45 p.m. after Kenton County dispatchers received several calls of shots being fired in the area. One caller said three people were shot, according to a police news release.

Police say they found two people shot: a 17-year-old female and 22-year-old Chase Coy.

Coy tells FOX19 NOW he went with some friends to pick up two teenagers he didn’t know on Blue Creek Drive. He says when they arrived, one of the teens got in the car and the other did not. Then, before he could react, Coy says he was staring down the barrel of a gun. That’s when he was shot four times, three in the leg and once in the hand. Coy’s friend, he says, was shot twice in her back.

“One of them was standing outside the car and he put the gun, like, I saw the barrel of the gun," Coy told FOX19 NOW Friday. "It was a split second. It was almost like, 'Wow.’”

Chase Coy was injured in the Erlanger shooting.
Chase Coy was injured in the Erlanger shooting. (Source: FOX19 NOW)

Christian Dennery, a neighbor, said he first heard gunshots and then a tapping sound on his window.

“We came to check the tapping, and unfortunately it was one of the victims of the shooting. He came inside and he was bloody,” Dennery said.

“I banged on the glass and I told them I was bleeding out,” Coy explained. “His wife wrapped a towel around — thank you, by the way, she saved my life.”

Both victims were taken by Erlanger EMS to University of Cincinnati Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

The third person was treated at the scene and released. Further details about that person’s injuries were not disclosed.

Police say a preliminary investigation determined the shooting suspects fled the area on foot. Erlanger Canine Officer Bodo was deployed to track them.

The successful track led officers to a residence in the 3500 block of Misty Creek Drive, where two males and a female were located outside.

It was believed a fourth person was inside the residence, and once the residents had vacated the building, officers say they made entry and located a third male hiding inside.

Police say they determined one of the males and the female weren’t involved in the shooting.

The male located inside and another male located outside, both juveniles, were believed to be involved and have since been charged with two counts of assault.

“I literally have no idea who these people were,” Coy said. “Karma came back on them, and they got caught, so they’re not as smart as they thought. It’s a blessing I’m alive.. That’s all I care about.”

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Tom Loos: 859-727-7599.

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