Crime

Lexington man is accused of firing a gun near a car with two people in it

A Lexington man was arrested Tuesday after police say he fired a gun near a car with two people in it.

John Lee Williams, 41, is charged with two counts of wanton endangerment, tampering with physical evidence and possession of marijuana.

The shooting happened near the intersection of Russell Cave Road and West Louden Avenue, police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts said. Police weren't sure whether the shots were fired at the people in the car or whether there was another target.

"They were in the vicinity and felt as if they were being endangered," Roberts said.

It was at least the third shooting in three days; the others resulted in injury or death.

On Tuesday, a clerk at the Progress Market on North Limestone was injured when he was shot during a robbery. His injuries were not life-threatening.

Early Monday morning, Tommisha Taylor, 19, and Trey Williams, 20, were shot inside an apartment on Thoroughbred Way. Taylor died.

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