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11-year-old caught in crossfire released from hospital

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On Saturday three victims, a man, woman and an 11-year-old were shot in the Smoketown neighborhood. On Saturday three victims, a man, woman and an 11-year-old were shot in the Smoketown neighborhood.
Beaetta Madole Beaetta Madole
In front of Madole's East Kentucky Street home, is now a boarded up house and broken glass is everywhere. In front of Madole's East Kentucky Street home, is now a boarded up house and broken glass is everywhere.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A young student was recovering instead of the classroom on Monday after she was caught in the crossfire of a shooting.

On Saturday three victims, a man, woman and an 11-year-old were shot in the Smoketown neighborhood.

Those who live in the area said the shooting hit close to home.

"It's a shame about the situation that is going on through our neighborhood," said resident Beaetta Madole. "First it was behind us, now it's in front of us."

Madole says she thinks twice now about sitting out on her front porch. In front of her East Kentucky Street home, is a house now boarded up and broken glass is everywhere.

"I heard pow, pow, pow, pow, four shots," said Madole.

Louisville Metro police said around 11 p.m. someone fired into the home from the street hitting the three victims.

Madole says she was woken up by the gunfire and looked out her window.

"We didn't see no body, they flew down that way and they had this whole place blocked," said Madole.

Community activist Christopher 2X says an argument happened earlier in the day and the shooting may have been in retaliation.

Madole says it's a miracle no one was killed.

"I prayed for them yesterday, I went to church and prayed for them," said Madole.

The man who was shot said the 11-year-old was visiting people at the East Kentucky Street home. Madole says there are a lot of children in the neighborhood and it's tragic that a child was caught up in adult problems.

"I mean everybody is in the house kids and babies in there," said Madole. "Bullets don't have no eyes they were just shooting anybody."

All three victims have been released from area hospitals. Police have not made any arrests in the case. If you have any information you are asked to call (502) 574-LMPD.

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