Multiple shots fired; 3 men injured in Lexington street

jcheves@herald-leader.comJanuary 19, 2014 

A Lexington Fire Department ambulance headed for a local hospital after three men were shot Sunday night on Florence Avenue. One man's injuries were life-threatening, Lexington police said.


Three men were shot Sunday night on Florence Avenue in what apparently was a hail of gunfire that also hit two residences.

Lexington police Lt. Clayton Roberts said one of the men had life-threatening injuries; all three were taken to the hospital for treatment. Their names were not available.

Police received a call just before 10:30 p.m. about shots fired in front of 729 Florence Avenue, which is off Georgetown Street. When police arrived, Roberts said, they found the three injured men in the street.

He said they had been standing outside when a dark blue or black "boxy passenger vehicle" pulled up; multiple shots were fired from inside the vehicle before it fled the scene.

Roberts said police were told that there was no altercation before the shooting, and he said the motive was unknown.

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