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Lexington shooting victim drove himself to a hospital

St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington, Ky., Tuesday, September 25, 2007.
St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington, Ky., Tuesday, September 25, 2007.

A man drove himself to a Lexington hospital after he was shot in the chest Monday night, police said.

At 11:07 p.m., officers were sent to St. Joseph Hospital on Harrodsburg Road, Lexington police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts said. The man's injuries were not life-threatening, she said, but he was transferred to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital for surgery to remove the bullet.

The victim, whose name was not released, told police that he and three friends were sitting in a car at West Fifth Street and Pilgrim Alley when an unknown man walked up to the window and asked to use his cellphone. After using the phone, the man argued or attempted to rob the victim, Roberts said.

The man pulled a firearm and shot the victim in the upper left chest, Roberts said.

Two bullets struck the vehicle and one struck the back of a house on Pilgrim Alley.

"This situation appears to be drug-related," Roberts said via email.

Police records indicate that the case is being investigated as first-degree assault and first-degree wanton endangerment.

A police report lists the four victims as Richard B. Kincaid, 18, Daron B. Miller, 18, Justin A. Wilkinson, 18, and Adam W. Harrison, 20. The document does not specify which of the men was shot.

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