Update: Innocent Bystander Shot in Lexington

Lexington Police said an innocent bystander was struck by a bullet while on her front porch Monday afternoon.

According to Police officials on the scene, the shooting happened just after 4 p.m. near the intersection of East Fifth and Ohio Streets.

Police said two vehicles with multiple people inside were firing shots at each other before taking off.

One of those bullets struck a woman who was sitting on her front porch at the time of the shooting.

She was taken to the University of Kentucky Hospital with a gunshot wound to her leg.

Police said it was a non-life threatening injury.

The victim’s niece, Meosha Bates, said she is left with questions.

"If it was intended for someone else or if it’s going to come back around. You never know, it’s not safe," said Bates.

Police found one of the two vehicles involved in the shooting near the intersection of Michigan Street and Charles Avenue.

Police said no one was inside the vehicle, but it was full of bullet holes.

Officials tell ABC 36 News that they are still looking for the other vehicle, which is described as a dark colored SUV.

Police said a 17-year-old had a hand wound, but aren’t sure if it’s related to the shooting.

Police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts said, "If you were in the area at the time or have any information please contact the Lexington Police Department at (859) 258-3600.

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