Crime

Two people wounded in separate Lexington shootings four hours apart

Lexington police
Lexington police

Two people suffered non-life-threatening injuries in separate shootings Friday night and Saturday morning, Lexington police said.

A Burger King employee was shot in the buttocks following a struggle during a robbery reported at 1:24 a.m. Saturday, police Sgt. Franklin Patrick said.

The employee was preparing to leave the 730 Lane Allen Road restaurant on his bicycle at the back of the business when he was approached by a person wearing an all-black mask. The robber demanded the restaurant’s money but the employee said he didn’t have access to the deposits, Patrick said.

The robber walked the employee to the door of the business and directed him to knock. There was no answer because the other employees inside apparently did not hear the knock, Patrick said.

The two walked near rear garbage bins and the robber directed the employee to telephone the restaurant. When there was no answer, the robber and the employee went back to the restaurant door and knocked again, but there was still no answer.

The two returned to the garbage bins, at which point a struggle ensued and the employee was shot. He was taken to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital for treatment.

Patrick said a gun was found in the area where the masked person had fled.

The other shooting was reported at 9:34 p.m. Friday, Patrick said.

In that incident, a man told police he was approached by two men at the intersection of Elm Tree Lane and Third Street and they demanded his money.

When he refused, he was shot in the left leg as the two walked away, Patrick said.

The man went to an address in the 300 block of Ohio Street, which is a block southeast of the shooting scene. He was treated by paramedics for an injury that was not life threatening, Patrick said.

In addition to the two shootings overnight, a woman was found about 7 a.m. Saturday with two gunshot wounds. She was on a porch outside a house on Millbank Road.

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