One man was shot Tuesday afternoon in a lot behind Parkway Center off Eastland Parkway, Lexington police said.
About 1:15 p.m., police received a report of a person being shot near a vehicle, said Lexington police Lt. Jonathan Bastian.
The victim, a man in his 20s, was conscious when he was taken to a local hospital, Bastian said.
Homicide/robbery detectives were gathered around a gray Ford Mustang in the lot.
A suspect may have fled into the area of nearby Continental Square Apartments and Double Tree Apartment Homes off Meade Court. An officer with a dog was searching the area of those apartments.
Witnesses described the suspect to police as a man who was about 6 feet tall, weighing 160 pounds and wearing all black clothing, Bastian said.