Two men fled from a Lexington apartment complex after one of them shot a man in the parking lot Monday afternoon.
Police said the victim, who was not named, was hit in the leg. His injuries were not considered life threatening.
Police Lt. Mark Brand said the victim was working on his car at the Hollow Creek Condominiums on Hollow Creek Road when the two men approached him about 2:30 p.m.
One of the men fired a round that hit him in the leg. Police said there was not a clear motive for the shooting.
"We're not clear on ... what their intent was," Brand said. "The possibility exists that it could be an attempted robbery that didn't go off as planned."
Police had only a vague description of the men, who fled toward the nearby intersection of Russell Cave Road and East New Circle Road.
The victim was taken to University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center.
Ernie Hermosillo, the service manager at the apartment complex, said the victim is a young man in his 20s who lives in an apartment on the property. He said the man was shot in the calf while he was outside working on his car, a black Mustang convertible.
He said the victim was a friendly, quiet man who lives with family members.
"They don't bother anybody," he said.