Shooting Investigation

Aug 17, 2012 5:51 AM

Man Shot In Downtown Lexington Parking Lot

A man was shot multiple times in a downtown Lexington parking lot early Friday morning.

Police say the victim suffered gunshot wounds to the foot, abdomen and chest around 12:40 a.m. in a parking lot along North Broadway at Church Street. The wounded man left a trail of blood about 50-yards from the location of the shooting to another parking lot behind the Village Idiot restaurant.

EMS took the man to UK Hospital. Officials say he underwent surgery and was listed in critical condition at last check.

Police say the victim is from Georgia, in town on business. Investigators say they don't know what motivated the shooting, or if the shooter and victim knew each other.

"Any time you have a large group of people who gather and then there's alcohol involved, you don't know if that led to this," Lexington Police Department Lt. Edward Hart said.

Witnesses saw the suspect running along Skillman Alley, which runs parallel to North Broadway. Police say they think he got onto a car.

The shooter was described as a black man standing about 6-feet tall with a thin build. He was wearing a blue button-down shirt and khaki shorts.

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