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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Lexington Police are still searching for a suspect in a Thanksgiving gathering that turned violent leaving three people injured.

Police say a husband and wife were shot by two people who forced their way into their home on Mirahill Drive.

Police say the suspect who'd been shot showed up at St. Joseph East emergency room but ran away before they could get there. They say he even took his paperwork with him so there would be no identifying information.

"We're still investigating. Checking video to see if we can identify that suspect," said Lexington Police Sgt. Scott Perrine.

Detectives still aren't sure why the two people barged in and shot the couple.

Police say the couple was expecting company.

"Two friends were coming over to the house and the suspects actually followed them into the house," Sgt. Perrine said.

Once inside, police say the two men who followed the friends in fired at the husband and wife who live inside.

They were both hit, but police say the husband was able to shoot back and hit one of the two men.

Arlene Elam lives right across the street. "Oh, it's scary. I want to lock the door and not answer it to nobody," Elam said.

She says the man and woman have been good to her.

"Oh yes, they was real good neighbors. They'd do anything for you. When they have cookouts they invited us and everything. They were good neighbors," Elam said.

Police say the couple's daughter was inside as well, but she wasn't injured. She's with other family members now.

The couple was taken to UK Hospital. The father of the woman who was shot says they are both recovering. He says his son-in-law is being held at the hospital for observation.

Police say the suspects are two black men, around 5'6" to 5'8" tall. One of them had a black hoodie on, and the other had a gray hoodie on.


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