Shooting reported hours after peace walk to end gun violence
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Police say a man was shot hours after a call to end gun violence in the community.
Officers say it started with multiple calls to police about a person shot near Limestone and Short.
Police arrived to find a man suffering from gunshot wounds. They say the victim told them the shooting happened at Duncan Park, several blocks away.
The victim says he was with some friends at the park when a man wearing a pink jacket approached them from behind and started firing. He was hit and ran off, ending up on High Street and Limestone Street.
Police say the man was taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.
Officers went to Duncan Park to search for a crime scene but could not find any shell casings so they are not sure where the shooting actually took place.
Police also say the two people the victim says he was with have not come forward yet.
Sunday afternoon Anita Franklin, a mother who lost her son to gun violence nearly three years ago organized a peace walk in Duncan Park.
The walk kicked off National Victim’s Rights Week and Franklin was calling for a week-long ceasefire.
Watch the video to see Franklin’s reaction to the reported shooting.