Condition upgraded of man shot at Lexington's Duncan Park

lblackford@herald-leader.comJuly 21, 2013 

Police are continuing to investigate the shooting of a man shot in the leg at Duncan Park on Sunday evening but have no leads.

The name of the victim, who was upgraded to stable condition a few hours after the shooting, was not released.

Lexington police Lt. Sam Murdock said police were looking for two men who drove away in a gray car after the 5:30 p.m. shooting. Witnesses said the car took off at a high speed down Johnson Avenue, followed by someone on foot who was shooting a gun. At least three cars were hit by bullets.

Murdock said police had recovered evidence in Duncan Park, which is between North Limestone and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard on Fifth Street.

Travis Robinson, president of the Martin Luther King Neighborhood Association and a Johnson Avenue resident, said the neighborhood had been concerned about the park for at least a year because of dice games and gambling there.

"Hopefully, something good will come of this," Robinson said.

The case has been turned over to the robbery and homicide division.

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