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Man rushed to hospital after being shot

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Two shootings in three days have left people living in one Lexington neighborhood on edge.

The latest happened Wednesday afternoon on 12th Street. This follows another shooting Monday on Hawkins Street. Both shootings happened in broad daylight near downtown Lexington.

Some neighbors heard the shooting happen on 12th Street. One even watched as the victim paced back and forth, waiting for police.

"I was standing by the window and I heard a shot. And I looked out the window and I saw this man laying on the ground screaming. And this guy was in front of that black truck and he shot again, and he kept screaming," explained neighbor Stephen Andrews, "I don't know how he walked around that long. He was walking around with two bullets in him for five minutes or more."

In what neighbors are calling a very quiet street, the recent shooting has some of them shook up.

"I got a little three-year-old boy. If somebody hurts my little boy, it's gonna cause me some bad grief," said Phillip Edmonson. He shares half the home with the man he says was shot. Edmonson rents the back half. He says his new neighbor just moved onto 12th Street, hasn't even had a chance to introduce himself.

"They've only been here like, three days and bam. I pull up from work and I came in and I hear that one's been shot."

Police did take one man into custody shortly after the shooting, but they're not yet saying if they'll charge him.

"I'm gonna stay here because they don't scare me off. I'm not gonna let that scare me," said Edmonson.

Police are still looking for the three people they believe are involved in the shooting. They say the victim is currently recovering at UK Hospital.


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