Auction at Danville store held to help murder victims' children

DANVILLE, Ky. (WKYT) - An auction at the site of a triple murder was held Saturday to help the children of two people killed in that shooting.

Before the auction Steve Devine, the co-owner of ABC Gold Games & More, took a moment to thank the people who came to help him clear out his business.

"This was a devastating event, thank you all for coming out," he said.

The goal of the auction was to sale every piece of merchandise still inside ABC Gold Games & More.

"Just kind of a way of moving on with my life and helping the kids and family out as much as possible," Devine said.

The money raised today is going to the children of Mike and Angela Hockensmith. They, along with Daniel Smith, were killed on September 20. The Hockensmith's two children were at the store during the shooting.

"I'd much rather have my friends back than the business," Devine said. "The business is just that, it's just a business, the building is just a building even though it holds a lot of memories."

The man charged with those murders, Kenneth Keith, was indicted by a grand jury in October. He used to own the business and was friends with the Hockensmiths.

Devine plans to sell the building once it's emptied.

He says he's spoken to the family of his friends a couple of times since the shooting. He plans to visit them at Christmas to deliver gifts for the Hockensmith's son and daughter.

"I know the family really appreciates all the prayers, all the donations," he said.

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