Scott County remembers 15-year-old shooting victim


STAMPING GROUND, Ky. (WTVQ)-It was a packed house tonight at stamping ground baptist church to remember the life of 15-year-old Morgan Penn of Georgetown. Family and friends say Penn was the teen shot and killed at a trailer park in Stamping Ground during a sleepover Saturday morning.

At the vigil, community in mourning sings together, trying to make sense of the tragedy that extinguished the light of fifteen year old Morgan Penn too soon.

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Stamping Ground Volunteer Fire Department Chaplain says to the crowd, “We cannot but have the questions come up as why, why this community, why this happened to Morgan.”

Her family says she was staying at a friends house at Parker’s Mobile Home Park in stamping ground when she was killed, shot several times while inside the house.

Morgan’s close friend Lily Southworth took to the body and explaining, “This is just hard. And I’ve experienced people dying in life. But never like this. It was never like this.”

27 year old Michael Davidson is in custody and charged with her murder.

Southworth says “I hope and pray that she’s alright you, know.”

For her and many returning to Scott County High School Monday, it won’t be the same.

Morgan’s friend Destiny Haynes says she’s “More afraid than anything because we’re going to have all these people asking us if we’re okay. And sometimes you’ll end up getting really emotional and you won’t be able to make it through the whole day.”

Religious leaders urged the crowd to not focus on why someone would want to hurt Morgan, but to comfort one another in this time of loss.

Chaplain Toney tells the crowd, “We must come together as a community, we must grieve together we must support one another together.”

Community leaders urge people to celebrate Morgan’s life, and things she loved most like singing and enjoying her favorite meal.

Southworth says, “I hope she’s with god, I hope she’s eating the best fried chicken she can ever find. I just hope she’s happy and she knows that we all care.”

Morgan’s funeral will be this Thursday at 10am at Tucker Yokum Funeral Home in Georgetown. There are also several two GoFundMe pages in her name to help the family pay for funeral expenses. The first GoFuneMe page launched by Betty White, and another GoFundMe Page by Brittany Hensley.