Crime

Police investigate Anniston Drive shooting

Lexington police are investigating a shooting at 1610 Anniston Drive, near Eastland Parkway.

Police were called just after 7:20 p.m. Monday.

An ambulance took a 20-year-old man to the hospital with gunshot wounds to the thigh and calf on Monday evening, according to police-radio traffic. About an hour after the shooting, Lt. Chris Van Brackel said he was in stable condition.

The victim, whose identity has not been released, was at home with his mother and a 2-year-old when someone knocked on the door. He told police that when he opened the door, the people at the door shot him, Van Brackel said.

Shortly afterward, dogs were brought in to help search for the shooters, who were described as black males, about 15 or 16 years old. One might have been wearing a red hoodie with dark pants, and the other wore a black hooded sweatshirt, possibly with yellow on it, and dark pants, police said.

Van Brackel said the victim said he did not know the names of the people who shot him, but he had seen them before.

"He thinks this is over cash," Van Brackel said. "They told him that he owed them money."

Van Brackel said two handguns were used in the shooting, but they had not been recovered.

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