Crime

Man shot several times at north Lexington store

At 627 Chestnut Street in Lexington, police investigated a shooting on Sept. 30, 2015. Greg Kocher | gkocher1@herald-leader.com
At 627 Chestnut Street in Lexington, police investigated a shooting on Sept. 30, 2015. Greg Kocher | gkocher1@herald-leader.com

A man was shot several times Wednesday afternoon at a small store in north Lexington, police said.

Lt. Jonathan Bastian said police were called about 3:45 to a home on the 600 block of Chestnut Street, where a man had driven himself after he was shot in the arm and several times in the abdomen and pelvis in the parking lot of Griffith Market.

The man was shot while sitting in his car, Bastian said.

After the shooting, the man drove from the parking lot, hitting a small Saturn SUV and a delivery truck. He stopped in the front yard of the house on Chestnut Street, where a relative lives.

Police and firefighters were seen taking the man out of the car and placing him on the ground in front of the house. The man was screaming and talking to police as he was being taken to a local hospital.

Police cordoned off the house, the man's car and the market as they investigated.

The shooting happened after an altercation between the man, the shooter and people the shooter was with. The victim, who was identified only as a man in his 30s, told police he didn't know who the people were, Bastian said.

Police said they had only a vague description of the shooter, who ran off.

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