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Lexington police seek suspect after man shot in car on south side

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Posted at 5:11 AM, Dec 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-24 05:11:41-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Police in Lexington were searching for a suspect following a shooting Monday night that left a man hospitalized.

Authorities said the shooting occurred just before 8 p.m. on Spangler Drive in the Tates Creek area.

Police said a man and woman were in a car when another man walked up to them and fired one shot into the car, striking the man.

The couple drove from the scene until they found a police officer near the intersection of Appian Way and Man O' War Boulevard.

The victim was taken to an area hospital, where he underwent surgery.

Police have not released a description of the suspect but said the gunman and victim know one another.