A Georgia man remained in critical condition after being shot three times behind a downtown Lexington bar and restaurant early Friday morning, police said.
Officers withheld the victim's name, citing police procedural policy. He is 44 years old, said fire department Battalion Chief Brian Wainscott said.
The shooting occurred about 12:40 a.m. Friday in a parking lot at Short and Mill Streets behind The Village Idiot pub, police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts said.
The victim sustained gunshot wounds to his foot, to his stomach and to his chest, Roberts said. He is being treated at the University of Kentucky Hospital.
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According to Roberts, the victim is from Georgia and apparently was in Lexington on business.
A witness told police the victim was shot by a black man, about 6 feet tall with a skinny build, wearing a blue button-down shirt and khaki shorts, Roberts said.
The man who fired the shots was last seen running through some alleys parallel to Broadway. The police canine unit was unable to locate him.
Roberts said officers haven't identified a motive for the shooting.
Anyone in the shooting area who saw or heard anything related to the shooting is asked to contact police, she said.