Gunfire Sends Man to Hospital

Reported by: Melanie Kendall
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Updated: 10/12/2013 6:49 pm

A short foot chase ended in gunfire early Saturday morning.  Police are looking for the shooters.

One man was taken to the hospital after gunshots rang out in the 400 block of Chestnut Street.

Lexington Police say about seven or eight shots were fired around 4:15 Saturday morning as the victim was leaving a club and getting ready to call a cab.

Police say witnesses saw the victim being chased by two men when he was shot in the leg.

 “I'm real fearful for the kids that's why they're not outside too much during the evening hours.  During the daytime hours if they want to come out they'll come out but usually their playing their PS3 or doing something in the house but I'm real fearful.  Not just for my kids, the kids in the neighborhood, we have several kids in the neighborhood,” said Elontene Banks who usually feels safe living on Chestnut Street.  

The victim was taken to the hospital by ambulance with non-life threatening injuries.

No word yet on why the shots were fired.

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