Police were given conflicting statements from a witness and the victim of a shooting in Lexington on Tuesday morning.
The victim told police he was walking on Shelby Street near Rockcastle Street about 3:30 a.m. when three men in a sport-utility vehicle drove up beside him and shot him in the leg, Lexington police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts said.
However, witnesses told police that the victim was not walking down the street; he was inside the SUV with at least one other person, and he was shot during an argument.
After shots were fired, the SUV sped off; police found it abandoned about a mile away, at the corner of North Broadway and West Fifth Street. The vehicle had been reported stolen in Georgetown. Police dogs were not able to pick up a scent.
Roberts said police are trying to determine whether the shooting occurred during the course of other criminal activity.