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2 hurt in separate shootings in Lexington

Lexington police are investigating two shootings in which two people were injured Tuesday.

The first happened early in the morning at a home on Whitney Woods Place off Versailles Road. A man called 911 from a neighbor's house about 4:14 a.m. and said he had just shot a man in self-defense, Lexington police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts said.

Police found a man with gunshot wounds to the chest in the home where the altercation occurred.

Police think the man who called police intervened "in an argument, possibly a physical altercation" between a woman and the man who was shot, Roberts said.

Though he called 911, the shooter was gone when police arrived. Officers were still searching for him Tuesday afternoon when another, unrelated shooting occurred off Georgetown Street.

About 1 p.m., a man walked into the Rescue Mission on Glen Arvin Avenue and said he had been shot in the back about a block away.

The man said he was shot near the intersection of Douglas and Florence avenues, but police had not found a crime scene Tuesday afternoon.

Based on preliminary investigative results, the man may have been hit by a stray bullet, Roberts said.

Police did not name either victim. Both of them were taken to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital with injuries that weren't life-threatening.