A man shot five times in a vehicle Monday afternoon at the Marathon station on Trent Boulevard was taken to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital with life-threatening injuries.
The 35-year-old man was shot four times in the pelvis and once in the head, Lexington police Lt. Jackie Newman said. The suspect then dragged the victim out of the vehicle and left the scene. Police were called at 4:12 p.m.
Investigators are analyzing surveillance footage to determine which vehicle the suspect left in, because several vehicles left the Marathon station at once after the shots were fired, Newman said. There were also three other people in the suspect’s vehicle at the time of the shooting, but they fled on foot.
The victim was taken straight into surgery when he arrived at the hospital, so officers have not been able to talk to him, Newman said.
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Officers were able to recover the firearm they believe was used in the shooting, Newman said. A witness who saw someone throw the gun about a block from the Marathon station flagged officers down.
“We hope through all that investigation we can determine who actually did the shooting,” Newman said.
Police also hope witnesses will come forward and give information about the events leading up to the shooting, Newman said.
Anyone who saw anything or has information related to the case can call police at 859-258-3600. Anonymous tips, including photos and videos, can be texted to police. Type “lexpd” plus the tip and send to CRIMES (274637). Anonymous information also can be submitted at Bluegrasscrimestoppers.com or called in to 859-253-2020.