LPD: Shooting victim found in car with baby

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Lexington Police say a shooting victim was in a car with a baby inside on Appian Way on Monday night.

Investigators say around 11:00 p.m., an officer who was patrolling along Appian Way, found what he thought was a stranded driver in the 3800 block. Police say the driver stumbled out of the car, bloodied, with gunshot wounds to his chest and leg.

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Police say the victim told them he was shot at and drove off to get away. Investigators say around the same time the officer found the shooting victim, a “shots fired” call came from some nearby apartments on Appian Way. Police say they think that’s where the actual shooting may have taken place.

Investigators say there was a 15-month old baby and another man in the car. Police say they were not injured. Investigators say the man took off running when the officer pulled up, but that police caught up with him. Police say the driver, whose name wasn’t released, was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening wounds. Police say they believe the shooting may have been drug-related. So far, no arrests have been made. The investigation continues.