Fayette County

Man shot near Douglass Park

One man was shot in the back late Sunday night near Georgetown Street and Lindberg Drive, Lexington police said.

The injured man was taken to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital with injuries that weren't considered life-threatening, Lexington Police Lt. Eddie Hart said.

Police did not identify the victim, who they said was in stable condition.

The shooting was reported at 9:30 p.m. across the street from Douglass Park, where the Dirt Bowl basketball tournament had ended and where a vigil was held for a man who died in a vehicle crash early Sunday on Price Road.

Witnesses described the alleged shooters as two black men wearing white T-shirts and dark shorts, Hart said.

An off-duty police officer heard one shot fired. Then, a short time later, other officers converging on the area to find the shooter heard five or six more shots in the Georgetown-Lindberg area and saw people scattering in various directions, Hart said.

The injured man, shot once in the back, was found in an empty lot at Georgetown and Lindberg. Police had cordoned off another lot with a house to look for shell casings.

"We'll canvass the entire area looking for shell casings," Hart said.

It was unclear whether the man who was shot was an intended target, Hart said.

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