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Police and family members speak out after two Louisville teens killed in less than 24 hours

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Two Louisville teenagers have been shot and killed in less than 24-hours in nearby neighborhoods -- and police and family members are speaking out about the murders.

Behind me, Louisville Metro Police are still looking for suspects in both murders and family members are looking for ways to end the violence.

"We want to take back the village that it takes our kids," said Arguilla Booker, grandmother of 14-year-old Troyvonte Hurt, one of the victims. "We have lost just about all of our kinds to the madness and we want the madness to stop."

On Wednesday night, 14-year-old Troyvonte Hurt was shot and killed during a drive-by in the Smoketown neighborhood, and then, less than 24 hours later, an 18-year-old was shot and killed just blocks away in Shelby Park.

Last night, Hurt's family gathered at the scene of the crime to celebrate his life, and later today, they will also be holding a peace walk. The goal is to bring awareness and motivate witnesses to come forward.

Police say there were more than 20-people at the scene, but no one is talking.

"It is a situation where a 14-year-old gets killed in front of 20 people and when the police get there, nobody saw or heard anything," said Lt. Todd Kessinger of Louisville Metro Police.

"But somebody seen something," added Booker. "They know who it was and they know who they are."

Friday's peace walk will be held 6 p.m. at the intersection of S. Hancock Street and E. Kentucky Street.  

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