11-year-old victim seeking justice after being shot


by Johnny Archer


Posted on September 8, 2013 at 12:33 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – A victim of gun violence is speaking out. She’s still looking for justice after she had been shot two weeks ago.

“Next thing I heard, shooting,” she said. “I tried to turn around and they started shooting and I got hit.”

She’s only 11-years-old and survived a shooting at a home in the 500 block of East Kentucky Street in Louisville.

The windows on the location are boarded up and bullet holes remain outside. The victim and her mother did not want to show their faces on television.

“It makes me feel unsafe and the law is not doing anything about it,” she said.

The victim’s mother says the shooting stemmed from a fight earlier in the night at a relative’s house. The suspects returned to the scene with guns shooting inside hitting the child and two adults, who both survived.

According to the mother, the suspect did not hit who they were looking for.

“They were after my cousin and her daughter which they didn’t get to because they shot in the house and they couldn’t get in the house to get them,” the mother said.

The victim’s mother believes the shooter goes to her oldest daughter’s high school.

She feels unsafe knowing the person who could have killed her daughter is still walking free.