Our take: Shots, dozens of arrests in Lexington after Kentucky victory

Published: Tuesday, April 3 2012 10:44 a.m. MDT

Kentucky fans dance around a fire on State Street as they celebrate Kentucky's 69-61 win over Louisville in an NCAA Final Four semifinal college basketball tournament game, Saturday, March 31, 2012, in Lexington, Ky.

The Courier-Journal, Amy Wallot) NO SALES; MAGS OUT; NO ARCHIVE; MANDATORY CREDIT, Associated Press

Our take: After a convincing championship victory, fans of the Kentucky wildcats men's basketball team became unruly, wounding one man and causing damage throughout Lexington.

LEXINGTON, Ky. Authorities reported that one man was wounded by gunfire early Tuesday in Lexington, numerous small fires were set and dozens were arrested as thousands of people celebrated Kentucky's win over Kansas to claim another NCAA title.

Battalion Chief Ed Davis of the Lexington Division of Fire and Emergency Services said he saw the shooting as he was filling out paperwork on a wreck involving a fire engine. Davis said he heard yelling about 25 feet away, and one man started shooting at another. He said the gun was fired "quite a few times."

USA Today reports that dozens were arrested after police responded to the incidents.

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