A possible road-rage confrontation left two men nursing wounds, probably from a BB gun, Wednesday morning on York Street. Lexington police said.
Barnell Caudill said he was sitting on his front porch on York Street, near the intersection of North Limestone and Bryan Avenue, when the assault happened.
Caudill said someone riding in a green sport-utility vehicle pulled out a silver handgun and fired five rounds at him and a friend, who was in the front yard. The SUV then took off, toward Maple Street, he said.
Caudill was hit in the wrist and on his upper left side. His friend, who didn't want to be identified, had a red welt on his upper arm.
"I could have been sitting there dead right now," Caudill said. "The good Lord was with me."
The shooting happened after the SUV was speeding down York Street and almost hit his friend, Caudill said. His friend hurled some insults at the SUV after the near-miss, and the SUV stopped, backed up and opened fire.
"I guess he was mad," Caudill said.
Caudill and his friend said they didn't know what type of gun was used in the shooting. Lexington police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts said that investigators thought it was a BB gun.
Roberts said police had located the SUV on Monday afternoon, but no one was in it. Police were trying to find the vehicle's owner, she said.