A Danville pawn shop shooting leaves three dead after an attempted robbery turns deadly. A nine-year-old boy called 911 from the ABC Gold and Games Pawn Shop shortly after 9 a.m. reporting people being shot, according to Web Pro News on Sept. 20.
The nine-year-old boy was at work with his parents, Michael and Angela Hockensmith who were both shot dead during this robbery gone bad. Michael was a co-owner of the shop. His wife Angela would help out in the store periodically and she was there with their two children ages nine-years and 20-months old.
Neither of the children were harmed, but that young boy saw both his parents shot to death. The identity of the third person shot to death has not been released as of yet pending notification of his family. The third victim was a male, according to police.
The nine-year-old told police that three people had been shot when he called the police for help. Police had to break through a plate glass window to get inside when arriving on the scene as the pawn shop was locked from inside. A nearby college campus was put on lock-down as police looked for the shooter, who has still not been found. This triple murder has rocked this Kentucky town of Danville to the core today.
The Hockensmiths are described as a wonderful, church going family, who knew many around town and were well liked. This senseless murder has left two small children without parents today.