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Police reviewing surveillance one week after triple murder


DANVILLE, Ky. (WKYT) - It's been seven days and police are still searching for a killer. Friday, officers went door to door looking for new clues in a triple murder.

Someone shot and killed Michael and Angela Hockensmith and gold buyer Daniel Smith inside the Hockensmith's thrift shop in Danville. Officers hope second and third looks at video from nearby stores will lead to a break in the case.

"We're just re-canvasing the area. Looking for anyone that may have seen anything. Looking for any video that may be in the area that perhaps we missed on Friday," explained Danville Police Detective Robert Ladd.

Police say a man walked in Friday morning and shot gold buyer Daniel Smith and shop co-owners Michael and Angela Hockensmith. People in Danville and the surrounding communities have rallied around that family.

"I feel bad for them. We was right down the road. It could have happened to any of us," noted Kimberly Watson, who works just a few blocks down 4th Street. She's started a raffle for a Blu-ray player, with all proceeds from the raffle going to a family she's never met.

"It scared me. I was thinking what would happen to my children. Or even my nieces and nephews if something happened to my family. I'm lucky. I've not had something tragic like this happen to me in my family. I just feel sad. "

Police still want to hear from people who saw a silver or gray colored van in the downtown area last Friday morning, or in the days leading up to last Friday.


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