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Police investigate shootings on Lima Drive, La Salle Road

Police investigated after a man was found with two gunshot wounds to the back in the parking lot outside Dollar Store Plus on Lima Drive Tuesday.
Police investigated after a man was found with two gunshot wounds to the back in the parking lot outside Dollar Store Plus on Lima Drive Tuesday. kward1@herald-leader.com

Two men were shot in Lexington on Tuesday afternoon, and police were trying to determine whether the incidents were related.

One shooting victim was found on La Salle Road, near Russell Cave Road, and the other was found in a parking lot outside the Dollar Store Plus on Lima Drive.

Both were taken to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital, police spokeswoman Ann Welch said.

She said police were still trying to determine whether the men were shot in the same incident.

The man who was found on Lima Drive, off Georgetown Street, just after 4 p.m. had been shot twice in the back, police Lt. Jonathan Bastian said. He said the injuries were not thought to be life-threatening, and the man was conscious.

The shooter in that incident was thought to have left in the victim’s gray 2005 Nissan Altima. Bastian said police were looking for the vehicle, which had license plate number 803 TJX.

Police said more information would be provided as the investigations continued.

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