Lexington police found a man staggering through Castlewood Park early Monday afternoon with gunshot wounds to his legs.
Police Lt. Mark Brand said the man was in his late 20s or early 30s. His injuries did not appear to life-threatening.
What happened, exactly, is still a bit of a mystery.
No one reported hearing gunshots in the area, and there was no evidence that the man had been shot in the park, Brand said.
The victim, who was unable immediately to give police much information, was taken to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital. Brand didn't release his name.
Tina Stamper, who lives across from Castlewood Park, said she called 911 when she saw the shirtless victim staggering through the park. She said he was being pursued by two vehicles, an SUV and a car — both black — that were driving through the grass and on the sidewalk.
Jacob Richards, who also lives near the park, said he was walking his dog when he notice the victim with what looked like multiple gunshots wounds.
Lt. Jesse Harris, of the Lexington police, said he couldn't confirm the neighbors account and added that in the hours after the man was discovered "we've gotten all kinds of varied information" including speculation that the victim might have been involved in an earlier burglary.
Harris said the investigation will continue and that police are looking for a black man driving a white car in connection with the shooting.
For her part, Stamper, who grew up in the neighborhood but moved away and returned in November, Monday's shooting was the latest in a series of incidents that may be the last straw. "I'm moving," she said, "there is all the time something going on around here."