Man is shot outside Lexington market

A man was shot outside a market in Lexington on Friday night.

Wesley Brown received a minor injury to his side, police Lt. Chris Van Brackel said.

Brown told police that he was a passenger in a car outside Griffith's Market at Sixth Street and Pemberton Lane when a man carrying a black semiautomatic handgun walked up to the driver's side, Van Brackel said. Brown got out and tried to run because he thought it was a robbery, Van Brackel said. After Brown was shot, he threw money at the shooter, who took the money and ran.

Witnesses described the shooter, but his identity was unknown, police said.

Van Brackel said the car's driver also was "an unknown subject" on Friday night.

Police searched with dogs for evidence in the streets until about 6:30 p.m.