LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Lexington police are continuing to search for a man who they say shot a worker inside a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant on the city’s northeast side.
Police say 18-year-old Lawrence Westbrook on Saturday morning entered the KFC near the intersection of Russell Cave and New Circle roads and tried to talk with an ex-girlfriend.
At some point, police say, Westbrook 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.
Westbrook fled before police arrived.
Police said Westbrook is black and was last seen wearing a black “bubble” coat, black shorts with white stripes and black shoes.
Lexington police are asking anyone with information on Westbrook’s whereabouts to call authorities.