UPDATE: Police Seek Suspect After Shooting Injures 1 At Lexington KFC

Posted at 12:35 PM, Oct 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-20 12:42:25-04

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.