Louisville family targeted by gunfire for a second time in 3 days

Murder victim's family targeted by gunfire

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – A heartbroken woman, already dealing with the death of a relative last week, is desperate for answers after another shooting targets her family.

"My hearts so heavy, I don't know how to feel," she said.

She told WHAS11 the family is dealing with another blow, after their home became the scene of another shooting Sunday night.  It came three days after Stephan Faulkner, 19, was shot on the front porch of his family's Radcliffe Avenue Home.

"Why do you have to keep continuing to try to take another life?" she asked. Just hours after Faulkner's family made a public plea for peace Sunday, they say a drive-by shooting left them unable to live in their home.  No one was hurt, but at least one bullet made it into the home, nearly hitting a 6-year-old girl.

"There is a culture of fear and it's been created through the realities of these shootings," community activist Christopher 2X said.  He spoke on the family's behalf Monday and said too many Louisville neighborhoods are experiencing the same tragedies.

"Everybody knows that the next shooting that goes off is a reminder from the one before and the one that might be coming," he said.

LMPD is investigating both shootings. 

In August, Faulkner's half-brother was also shot to death. That case remains unsolved. Their relative, who did not want to be identified, hopes police are able to track down those who pulled the trigger, taking aim at two of her family members.

"At the end of the day, you'd think you're shooting in the dark, and nobody sees you, but God sees everything," she said.

Faulkner's funeral arrangements are pending.  No arrests have been made.


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