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Victim says he was shot while test driving car

By: Angela Beavin Email
By: Angela Beavin Email

A shooting victim says he was trying to buy a car, but ended up in a dangerous situation--shot in the parking lot at Bryan Station High School.

Lexington Police say they have a lot more questions than answers surrounding this case.

Thursday night, police were called out to the school, where a man had been shot multiple times in the leg.

That victim, 58-year-old Richard Wolford, told police he met someone at the Bryan Station Rd. Kroger to discuss buying a car the owner posted on craigslist.

He told police he went on a test drive and wound up in the high school parking lot, where things took a turn for the worse.

Wolford told police the car owner pulled a gun, demanded money, and shot him. But police say they're continuing to investigate how it really all happened.

"That's the preliminary information we have at this point. But, we're looking into the possibility of the circumstances being different than that," says Lexington Police Spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts, "It's not safe to say that anything is definitive, other than the fact that there was some sort of transaction going on, and a potentially unlawful transaction."

Police say surveillance video might have captured some of the incident and that could help track down suspects.

Wolford is expected to be okay.

Police say they took some people in for questioning Thursday night, but have made no arrests.

Fayette County school officials say no students were present when the shooting happened, and it has no connection to the high school. The principal did send email alerts to parents.


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