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Man shot while driving in Lexington


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - A Lexington man is recovering after being shot Sunday evening. Police tell us the shooting happened when a man was driving at the intersection of Newtown Pike and Loudon Avenue.

Another shooting has put another victim in the hospital. Police say a 44-year-old man is being treated at UK Hospital after being shot twice.

Working at a laundry mat on Newtown Pike for several months now and also living nearby, Michael Metz says he has seen and heard his fair share of crime.

"It is scary," said Michael Metz, who lives and works nearby at Laundry Connection. "It's very scary because I walk home everywhere by myself. I have to close here late at night."

One incident Metz says he even witnessed just a few weeks ago near his apartment complex.

"I was sitting outside, and I see people with their shirts over their heads and start shooting," said Metz, talking about a previous shooting near Lincoln Terrace Apartments.

But after Sunday's incident, Metz isn't only concerned about his own safety.

"I'm actually fearing for my life and some of my customers around me because we have been witnessing a lot of increase in crime activity," said Metz. "What scares me the most is you even hear stories about kids getting shot in crossfire."

More shots fired, this time at a traffic light, just adds more worry for Metz being an employee right down the street.

"The thought that people are getting so greedy to where that have to steal from others, hurt others in order just to satisfy their own greedy needs, it's heartless," said Metz.

Police tell us the most recent shooting in Lexington happened when a 44-year-old man was sitting at a red light at about 6 p.m. That's when they say another man walked up, leaning into the man's vehicle and attempting to rob him.

"It's getting scary," said Metz. "I mean what if it happens here?"

Reportedly the driver was shot twice in the leg and then drove himself immediately to UK Hospital. At this time, we do not know the name of the victim or his condition.

Police have a vague description of the suspect, so they have not yet made an arrest in this case.


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