Crime

Woman shot inside Lexington home

A woman was shot inside a Lexington home Sunday night as she apparently held a door closed to keep out an intruder.

The woman, who was not named, was taken to the hospital with injuries that weren't thought to be life-threatening, Lexington police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts said. No one had been arrested Monday.

Responding to reports of shots fired, officers went to 1751 Gerald Drive, off Winburn Drive, near Winburn Middle School, about 11:30 p.m. Sunday. They found the woman on the living room floor, Roberts said.

The woman told police she and another person in the house saw two men trying to break in through a door, Roberts said. The woman and the other person were holding a door closed when one of the men fired a gun through the door and siding of the house.

The woman was hit in the stomach. She was taken to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital, Roberts said. The other person in the house, a man, was not hit. The intruders then ran away.

Police dogs could not pick up a scent because of heavy foot traffic from people coming and going from the house, police said. A neighborhood canvass did not turn up any suspects.

Anyone with information is asked to call Lexington police at (859) 351-1603.

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