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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB)--Louisville has dozens of murders each year, but there are many more victims of non-fatal shootings. The cases are often difficult to solve, though. One of the most recent involves a double shooting at The View Night Club on Story Avenue.
"And then they called and said she has been shot," says Joann Williams, Morris' mother.
This weekend, Joann Williams got some devastating news, and since then, she has been treating University Hospital like a second home.
"She was just standing on the stage talking to the DJ and the bullets started flying," says Williams.
On Saturday, her daughter, 39 year old Sheronda Morris, was hit by a stray bullet at The View nightclub. Williams says, "She was hit in the shoulder..and the bullet went through her shoulder and hit the spin as a matter of fact hit the other arm and they said they wouldn't be able to get the bullet out."
Morris was one of two people shot that night. Both survived but no arrests have been made.
Lt. Brian Thompson with LMPD says, "That's our main priority is to solve every shooting that we have." Lt. Thompson says they have dozens of non-fatal shootings every year. "Roughly around 200 a year."
Only one-third of those cases are solved. Police say that's mainly because of a lack of cooperation from witnesses and even the victims. "A lot of these victims who don't want to cooperate with us...want to handle it themselves and that just adds to more violence in our community," says Lt. Thompson.
Meanwhile, Sheronda Morris is still recovering at U of L's trauma center and has a long road to recovery. And her mother says, "They said she won't be able to walk again or she could be in a wheelchair the rest of her life."
That's why family members believe the so called 'no snitch' street code won't keep Morris' shooter on the street. "Well, they talking now, baby. 'Cause she was a well like person...she has been at UPS for 14 years."
Metro police are obviously still looking for the suspect who opened fire inside The View nightclub this weekend.
If you have information on that case or any of the other unsolved shootings... you can call the anonymous police tip line at 574-LMPD.