9-year-old calls 911 during Danville shooting; lockdown lifted


by Amy Stallings


Posted on September 20, 2013 at 11:16 AM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 20 at 5:21 PM

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DANVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Police in Danville, Ky. are working suspected robbery at a pawn shop that has left three people dead.

According to the Advocate-Messenger, the incident happened shortly after 9 a.m. at the ABC Gold Games and More Pawn Shop at the intersection of South Fourth Street and Fackler Street.

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Police say a 9-year-old child called 911 from inside the store. A baby between 18-20 months was also found in the store.  Both children were not hurt.  Police did not know if the children were related to the victims.

Several businesses and schools, including the Boyle County Courthouse, Boyle and Danville school systems, and Centre College were on lockdown. Centre College tweeted that classes will resume at 1:50 p.m.

Depsite previous reports, police said they do not have a description of the suspect.

The Advocate-Messenger also states police are still looking for the gunman.

Bobbie Curd, a reporter with the Advocate-Messenger, posted the following update:

"BOYLE CO SHERIFF says passage of time, heavy saturation of law enforcement in the area has eased fears. Courthouse and schools on 'soft lockdown' now. Suspect still at large."

WHAS11's Maggie Ruper is in Danville and will continue to update this story with more information as it becomes available.

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