Crime

Drive-by shooting in Lexington leaves woman with life-threatening injury

A drive-by shooting in Lexington early Thursday morning left a woman with a potentially life-threatening gunshot wound to the chest, Lexington police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts said.

A man and a woman were sitting on the front porch of a home in the 400 block of Roosevelt Avenue about 1:50 a.m. Thursday when they were shot, Roberts said.

The man was shot in the buttocks, Roberts said.

Witnesses reported that the shots were fired from a red car, possibly a Chrysler, occupied by two men, she said.

The victims, both in their 20s, were taken to the University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital. Roberts did not identify them.

In addition to the shots that injured the victims, two rounds entered the home. Two children were among the people inside the house, but no other injuries were reported, Roberts said.

No additional information about the shooting was immediately available Thursday morning.

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