A woman was taken to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital after she was shot in the leg during a robbery outside the Discount Tobacco store on North Broadway Road on Wednesday night.
The woman cashed a check in the store at 717 North Broadway. When she left the store, two black males approached her and demanded the cash, Lexington police Lt. Richard Bottoms said.
One of the men shot the woman once with a handgun and fled the scene on foot. The bullet went through one of her legs and into the other, Bottoms said.
The woman was taken to the UK hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Bottoms said police might be able to use video surveillance from the store to help them in the investigation as they look for the two men, who they believe are in their early 20s. One of the men wore his hair in dreadlocks and was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt.