Crime

Man injured in shooting at Sportsman Motel

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Lexington police were investigating a shooting Friday night at The Sportsman Motel that left one man injured.

Lt. Jesse Harris said police were called about 8 p.m. to the motel located at 1107 Winchester Road after a man was shot in the left arm and assaulted in room 124 by another man.

The man, whose name wasn't immediately given, was taken to the University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital for non-life threatening injuries, Harris said. Blood and bruises were seen on the man's face, he said.

Police didn't know what caused the shooting or the assault.

After the shooting the second man ran out of the room and around to the back of the motel. Police used a helicopter to search for the man, but were unsuccessful, Harris said.

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