A man was shot outside a market in Lexington on Friday night.
Wesley Brown received a minor injury to his side, police Lt. Chris Van Brackel said.
Brown told police that he was a passenger in a car outside Griffith's Market at Sixth Street and Pemberton Lane when a man carrying a black semiautomatic handgun walked up to the driver's side, Van Brackel said. Brown got out and tried to run because he thought it was a robbery, Van Brackel said. After Brown was shot, he threw money at the shooter, who took the money and ran.
Witnesses described the shooter, but his identity was unknown, police said.
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Van Brackel said the car's driver also was "an unknown subject" on Friday night.
Police searched with dogs for evidence in the streets until about 6:30 p.m.