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40-year-old man wounded in latest shooting in trouble spot in Lexington

A 40-year-old man was shot and wounded Thursday night at East Third and Chestnut streets, in an area where multiple shootings have been reported in recent weeks.
A 40-year-old man was shot and wounded Thursday night at East Third and Chestnut streets, in an area where multiple shootings have been reported in recent weeks. meads@herald-leader.com

A man was shot and wounded Thursday night at East Third and Chestnut streets near downtown Lexington, according to police.

The shooting was reported about 8:30 p.m. The victim was in his 40s, and the wound was not life-threatening, Lt. Chris Dearinger said.

Police have no suspects but they do not think it was a random shooting, Dearinger said. Investigators think the shooter and the victim knew each other.

Police patrols have been increased around that area after multiple shootings were reported in recent weeks, Dearinger said. The move is so officers can be “more responsive and more proactive.”

Anyone with information related to this shooting can call police at 859-258-3600.

Anonymous tips, including photos and videos, can be submitted by texting LEXPD plus the tip to 274637. Information can also be sent anonymously through Bluegrass Crime Stoppers at 859-253-2020 or Bluegrasscrimestoppers.com.

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