Woman recounts VFW shooting that sent a teen to the hospital

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ)- A teenage girl is recovering after being shot in the leg outside a VFW post in Frankfort.

Police say the shooting happened just after 2 a.m. Wednesday when a fight broke out in the parking lot.

“It was scary it really was because bullets do not have eyes,” said Mary Maxwell, who was at the VFW at the time of the shooting.

Maxwell says she was at the VFW Tuesday night celebrating her grand-niece’s birthday.

“We was having a great time. I mean it was really a fun day. The DJ was shouting out to her about her birthday,” said Maxwell.

But Maxwell says that all changed after last call around 2 a.m. when she, her grand-niece and the hundreds of other people spilled out into the parking lot to leave.

“I was standing right here. Yeah right here and then I turned around because I’m looking for my niece. I hollered her name and then all I did was hear gunshots and I ran over this direction. I didn’t even turn around, I’m moving out of the way because bullets have no eyes and I wasn’t planning on getting killed for nobody,” said Maxwell.

Maxwell says she saw the teenage girl had been shot but didn’t realize her car had also been hit until after police arrived.

“Bullet hole there, bullet hole at the bottom and then bullet holes in the tires,” said Maxwell.

Maxwell says she’s just glad no one else was hurt and feels bad this happened at the VFW.

“I hate it because they don’t deserve that. They don’t deserve for people to come inside and steal from them. They don’t deserve to come out in the parking lot and cause a ruckus for them because you’re making them look bad and they’re not the cause of what’s taking place. It’s the people that are the problem but not the VFW,” said Maxwell.

The commander of the VFW post tells me he will be postponing their Tuesday night parties until he can reassess their safety plan.

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