Man dies in shooting at Lexington shopping center

jbrammer@herald-leader.comFebruary 9, 2014 

A man was killed Sunday after multiple shots were fired at a car in a parking lot off Lima Drive in northwest Lexington, police said.

Police said the victim was a black male in his early 20s. The Fayette County coroner's office said Sunday night that his name would not be released until Monday.

Police said they received a call shortly after 2 p.m. Sunday that 10 to 12 shots had been fired near businesses in a small shopping center off Lima Drive near Georgetown Street. The caller did not report that anyone had been shot, but police arriving at the scene were flagged down and told a person in a car had been shot. At least 10 shots had been fired at the car, police said.

A few hours later, investigators at the scene still were checking out a black car that had run into a pile of snow in front of The Chill Spot Lounge, which was closed. Bullet holes were visible in the windshield and the window next to the driver's seat.

Several feet from the car, police had put up 14 yellow markers used to identify evidence such as bullet casings. One marker was on a box that appeared to contain a few slices of pizza.

Police said that they had video of the crime scene from surveillance cameras and that they thought there was one shooter. No arrests had been made Sunday night.

Several people were in the parking lot at the time of the shooting, police said, and police were asking witnesses to contact them.

The police department's homicide and forensic units were handling the investigation.

Jack Brammer: (502) 227-1198. Twitter: @BGPolitics. Blog: Bluegrasspolitics.bloginky.com.

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