Nicholasville police are investigating a shooting that happened shortly after 2 a.m. in the parking lot of Mi Pequena Hacienda Mexican Restaurant in the Brannon Crossing shopping center on U.S. 27.
One man was shot in the head and taken to an area hospital. No more information was available about him by noon Saturday, police Sgt. Scott Harvey said. An unidentified man was arrested for his role in the shooting, and police are searching for a second possible shooter, Harvey said.
The shooting occurred as a private party left the Mexican restaurant and a fight started, Harvey said. Multiple rounds were fired from more than one gun, he said.
"It's really too early to say whether the guy who was shot was the intended victim or whether he was just caught in the crossfire," Harvey said. "This morning, it was a pretty hectic scene, as you can imagine. When our officers arrived, there was a lot of people trying to get in their cars and leave."