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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- Two children have become the latest victims of gun violence in Louisville, and WDRB is learning more about what may have led to the shootings.
15-year-old Tysha Spearman, active at Shawnee High School, was shot and killed in the Portland neighborhood Monday night. Christopher 2X with Fight Crimes Against Children says she was arguing with a few boys, when things got heated. "Unfortunately it just escalated out of control and she was hit."
It was not the only violence of the night.
In front of many cameras, 4-year-old Hilima Bakar stuck close to her dad. She was outside playing with her aunt Monday night at the Park Hill Housing Development when gunshots went off. "We noticed people running around and we were like OK someone's shooting each other. And that's the time we started getting up to get in the house middle of there," said Mumina Hussein, the girl's aunt.
Caught in the middle -- Hilima was shot in the arm. "She was playing around and they started shooting her," said Hussein.
Rushed to the hospital, Hilima will be fine -- no bones were even broken. She was born in the U.S., where her Somalian family came to seek refuge. "We've been through all of this. We've been in Africa, we've been in Somalia, we've seen shooting children," said Abvikadir Hussein, the girl's father.
Lately, the gun violence in the west end seems constant. "There's not no quick fixes, we're just glad Mayor Fischer put a commission together to just study this," said 2X.
No quick fixes, and no answers for a family who is left feeling very unsafe.
Police do not have suspects in either case at this time. If you have any information, you're asked to call the anonymous police tipline at 574-LMPD.