After a second victory in the NCAA championships, fans of Kentucky once again took to the streets in a raucous celebration that included fires, vehicle accidents and the shooting of one man, who had to have his foot amputated.
Police had been prepared to deal with another riot if Kentucky took the championship and much like they anticipated thousands of fans took to the streets of Lexington to repeat the riots of Saturday.
Harold Calloway, 31, was shot around 2am Tuesday after an altercation with a Kentucky fan. Doctors had to amputate his foot because of the extent of the injuries.
Police attempted to apprehend the shooter on foot, but he managed to get away. They are still looking of the suspect.
Police arrested 50 people Monday night for a variety of offenses including disorderly conduct, criminal mischief and resisting arrest. Dozens of people were cited for alcohol-related offenses. Close to 56 fires were set
Police said that most of the fans were well-behaved. They estimated that 15,000 to 20,000 fans filled the streets of Lexington Monday night.
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