Bourbon County

Bourbon County man shot in leg on Paris Pike

Lexington police are investigating the shooting of a Bourbon County man.

No charges had been filed Wednesday afternoon, but the 25-year-old man told police he was shot Tuesday night along Paris Pike in Fayette County, said Lexington police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts.

At 10 p.m., officers were notified to attempt to locate a man who had reportedly suffered a gunshot wound. The man was said to be driving a pickup truck with a Confederate flag on the tailgate.

Police found the man in the truck at a Speedway store on South Limestone, across from University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital. The man had indeed suffered a gunshot wound in one leg, and he apparently drove himself to the hospital to be treated. Roberts declined to identify the man.

Police accompanied the man to the hospital. Roberts did not know whether he was released after treatment or if he was admitted.

The victim initially "was uncooperative and didn't want to give us any information," Roberts said. "At some point, he told us who shot him. He said he received a call from the shooting suspect. They had known each other and had had disagreements in the past.

"They were going to meet up on Paris Pike in Fayette County and evidently settle their disagreements," Roberts said. "Evidently, when they met up to settle this once and for all, they got into a fistfight that led to the shooting."

However, when police contacted the alleged shooter, he denied shooting anyone and said he hadn't seen the victim. Police continue to investigate.

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