LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) A man was rushed to the hospital after being shot multiple times at a Lexington gas station.
Investigators tell LEX 18 that the man was shot near one of the gas pumps at the Marathon Gas Station on Trent Boulevard around 4:00 Monday afternoon.
They say the victim was shot four times in the abdomen and once in the chest.
“The victim was taken into surgery immediately,” said Lt. Jackie Newsman. “We have not located the suspect vehicle yet, so we don’t know what the motive for the shooting is.”
Lexington Police tell us that they are reviewing footage from a nearby store. They think they have recovered the handgun used in the shooting.
The suspect is considered armed and dangerous.
If you have any information, please contact Lexington Police
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – Lexington police say a man suffered life-threatening injuries in a shooting at a gas station Monday afternoon.
The shooting happened just after 4 p.m. at the Marathon on Trent Boulevard.
Police say a 35-year-old man was at one of the gas pumps, when someone shot him four times in the abdomen, and once in the head. They say the man was taken to UK Hospital, where he immediately went into surgery.
Police say they’ve made one arrest in connection to this case, and that person has been charged with receiving a stolen firearm. Police say more charges are possible.
Police also say they have surveillance video, which they are reviewing as part of the investigation into what led to the shooting.
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The 35-year-old man was shot four times in the pelvis and once in the head, Lexington police Lt. Jackie Newman said. The suspect then dragged the victim out of the vehicle and left the scene. Police were called at 4:12 p.m.
Investigators are analyzing surveillance footage to determine which vehicle the suspect left in, because several vehicles left the Marathon station at once after the shots were fired, Newman said. There were also three other people in the suspect’s vehicle at the time of the shooting, but they fled on foot.
The victim was taken straight into surgery when he arrived at the hospital, so officers have not been able to talk to him, Newman said.
Officers were able to recover the firearm they believe was used in the shooting, Newman said. A witness who saw someone throw the gun about a block from the Marathon station flagged officers down.
“We hope through all that investigation we can determine who actually did the shooting,” Newman said.
Police also hope witnesses will come forward and give information about the events leading up to the shooting, Newman said.
Anyone who saw anything or has information related to the case can call police at 859-258-3600. Anonymous tips, including photos and videos, can be texted to police. Type “lexpd” plus the tip and send to CRIMES (274637). Anonymous information also can be submitted at Bluegrasscrimestoppers.com or called in to 859-253-2020.