Lexington police are investigating two shootings in which two people were injured Tuesday.
The first happened early in the morning at a home on Whitney Woods Place off Versailles Road. A man called 911 from a neighbor's house about 4:14 a.m. and said he had just shot a man in self-defense, Lexington police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts said.
Police found a man with gunshot wounds to the chest in the home where the altercation occurred.
Police think the man who called police intervened "in an argument, possibly a physical altercation" between a woman and the man who was shot, Roberts said.
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Though he called 911, the shooter was gone when police arrived. Officers were still searching for him Tuesday afternoon when another, unrelated shooting occurred off Georgetown Street.
About 1 p.m., a man walked into the Rescue Mission on Glen Arvin Avenue and said he had been shot in the back about a block away.
The man said he was shot near the intersection of Douglas and Florence avenues, but police had not found a crime scene Tuesday afternoon.
Based on preliminary investigative results, the man may have been hit by a stray bullet, Roberts said.
Police did not name either victim. Both of them were taken to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital with injuries that weren't life-threatening.