Crime

Lexington man shot during break-in

Lexington Police officers and detectives investigated the scene of a shooting at 3356 Mt. Foraker Dr. in Lexington, Ky., Thursday, September 24, 2015. A man was shot in the stomach after 2 males broke into his house shortly after 9:30 a.m. Lexington Police used police helicopter and canine to search for 2 male suspects. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff
Lexington Police officers and detectives investigated the scene of a shooting at 3356 Mt. Foraker Dr. in Lexington, Ky., Thursday, September 24, 2015. A man was shot in the stomach after 2 males broke into his house shortly after 9:30 a.m. Lexington Police used police helicopter and canine to search for 2 male suspects. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff Herald-Leader

A man who awoke to commotion Thursday in a house on Mount Foraker Drive near Alumni Drive was confronted by two men and shot, Lexington police said.

Lt. Clay Combs of the Lexington police would not release the victim's identity or information about his injuries, but he said the victim managed to call 911 to summon help. According to later reports, the man is 48-years-old and was shot in the torso.

Neighbors said there had been a burglary two houses down from the shooting earlier this week. Lt. Jonathan Bastian confirmed there was a burglary on the street, but said police were investigating to determine whether or not it was related to Thursday's home invasion and shooting.

The wounded man was taken to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital, while police used canine and helicopter units to search for the two men who ran off after the morning shooting. The men fled out a side door.

The descriptions of the suspects were not detailed. One was about 6 feet tall and the other was about 5-foot-8. One wore a black hoodie.

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