LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) – For the first time, we’re hearing from the mother of a 10-year-old girl who was shot by a bullet meant for someone else at a nearby gentlemen’s club.

Life, as the girl and her family knew it, changed at 3:30 a.m. on Feb. 4.

“Fully, we won’t all recover. We will always remember this,” said the girl’s mother.

The victim in this shooting wasn’t anywhere near the scene. The child was asleep in bed when criminal activity near the family’s home created a trauma that may linger for years to come.

“I heard the first shot, so I got out my bed, ran as quickly as I could thru the hallway,” said the mother.

How could this mother forget, with holes in her walls and a bullet maybe permanently stuck inside her 10-year-old girl?

“I saw her back where she got shot. It was bleeding. She didn’t know what was going on. It was horrible. She was peacefully sleeping and this happens,” said the mother.

In fact, five children slept in the same room that night. A common scene, the mother said, throughout the mobile home park that backs up to Cheetah Gentlemen’s Club on New Circle Road.

“Mostly in every trailer there is here, there’s kids,” said the mother.

So when gunshots ring out, naturally, this mother panics. This shooting was the second time her home has been hit.

“It was traumatic, and it still is because the peace in my home has been disrupted. It’s not the first time. Now, we’re scared like every weekend that comes, every Saturday or Sunday, because of the gunshots. I don’t think it’s ok for us to be scared in our own home,” said the mother.

Police said at least one shooter took aim at one or more people in a car. It too was hit, but no one was hurt.

“I know they know they did wrong,” said the mother.

Someone else has the information this mother needs.

“They should speak up because if people don’t speak up, this is never going to end. It’s just going to keep on going and going and going,” said the mother.


If you have information regarding this case, call the Crime Stoppers tip line at 859-253-2020 or visit p3tips.com.

Your information is completely anonymous, and your tip could earn you up to a $1,500 cash reward.