Posted: Oct 2, 2012 10:31 PM
Updated: Oct 2, 2012 10:31 PM
A 31 year-old man is dead after being shot behind a Lexington nursing home, and police are still looking for the shooter.
It happened around two at Northpoint Healthcare Center off Trent Boulevard.
Police say three shots were fired after three people met up in the parking lot.
"They were meeting to have a discussion. The discussion didn't go so well," says Lieutenant Scott Blakely.
Officers say the people knew each other and one of them worked at the nursing home, but authorities aren't sure which one. They also don't know why the discussion escalated.
"It absolutely had nothing to do with the nursing home, other than the fact it occurred here," Blakely says.
Officers say the man responsible for the shooting took off, and 911 was flooded with calls from people who saw what happened.
"We had multiple people calling in and we're working through that information as people provided it. I feel certain we'll be able to identify the party that's no longer here," Blakely says.
Many of those witnesses work in the nursing home. No one would talk about what they saw on camera. The nursing home administrator couldn't tell LEX 18 anything about the worker who police say was involved in the shooting.
"I want to ensure anyone that has residents or relatives at this nursing home, that they are perfectly safe," says Blakely.
Police don't have a description of the shooter. They also haven't found the murder weapon.