Fundraiser to help support Whitesville shooting victims

Christopher Johnson, 26. (Source: Daviess County Detention Center)
Christopher Johnson, 26. (Source: Daviess County Detention Center)

Whitesville is gathering together to help support the victims of a shooting that took place earlier this month.   

Andrea Ward has been treated and released from the hospital after being shot in the chest and hip. Friends say Ward is doing well, but is still in a lot of pain. 

Daviess County Sheriff deputies arrested Christopher Matthew Johnson and charged him with two counts of attempted murder. Deputies say Johnson shot ward and Aaron "Bubba" Knott at ward's home.

Super heroes are known to be strong and courageous. That's exactly how friends and family are describing Ward and Knott. They are calling them Superman and Wonder Woman for surviving multiple gunshots.

Family and friends have organized a benefit at Maloney's this weekend to raise awareness for domestic violence and to raise funds for Ward's hospital bills. Organizers say they will be taking orders for T-shirts that will have Wonder Woman on the front and a domestic violence ribbon on the back.

"The most rewarding thing about organizing this is knowing that it is going to help her and her son make it over the next few months as she recovers especially with Christmas time coming and it's also been something positive to focus on when everything else has been such a nightmare," said Lisa Grigsby, a friend of Ward.

The event will include live music and a silent auction. Organizers say they are thankful for the support of local craft makers and businesses for coming together to donate items for the auction.

"We found out just this morning that we have Cape Air Airline tickets. There's all kinds of businesses that have come together for this," Grigsby said.

The event will start at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday. Maloney's says they will donate 10 percent of Saturday's sales to Ward.

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