3 shootings injure 2 over holiday weekend in Lexington

jwarren@herald-leader.comMay 27, 2014 

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Lexington police are investigating a series of apparently unrelated shootings over the three-day Memorial Day weekend.

The latest occurred just before 3 a.m. Tuesday, when several shots were fired during an altercation outside a Shell station at Alexandria Drive and Versailles Road.

At least three bullets struck the building, but no people were hit, police Lt. Mark Brand said.

According to police, a disagreement between two men started at Camelot West, a strip club on Alexandria, and moved to the gas station where a third person became involved.

No arrests were made.

A few hours earlier, a man was taken to the University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital following a shooting on Oxford Circle, a few blocks away from the Alexandria Drive incident. The man was wounded in the foot about 10:40 p.m. Monday, according to Brand.

Witnesses said several shots were fired from a passing car, but police aren't sure if the man was hit by bullets from the car, Brand said.

"There are some inconsistencies in the accounts we were given, and we are looking into that," he said.

Meanwhile, an investigation continues into a shooting about 11:30 p.m. Sunday on Martin Luther King Boulevard. Police said a woman was inside her home when she was struck by a bullet fired from the street.

It was the second time in May that Lexington residents have been wounded inside their homes.

A man was shot in the back while in bed at his apartment on Bryan Avenue on May 14. Several shots were fired through the apartment door, police said.

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Jim Warren (859) 231-3255

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