LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Lexington police were looking for a suspect after an apparent shooting inside a restaurant on the city’s north side.
Police said they are looking for 18-year-old Lawrence Westbrook, who they described as black and wearing a black “bubble” coat, black shorts with white stripes and black shoes.
Police say Westbrook entered the Kentucky Fried Chicken at 1494 Boardwalk and tried to talk with a female employee there with whom he apparently had a relationship.
Police said the man pulled out a handgun and fired eight shots toward the back of the restaurant.
Authorities said an employee was struck in the ankle and was taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Police were on the scene, but Westbrook had fled the scene.
Witness at the KFC on Boardwalk in Lexington told us someone fired a gunshot inside the restaurant this morning. She said an employee was hit. Don’t know extent the injury. Detectives and officers are still on the scene @LEX18News pic.twitter.com/FdifuJAxWd
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