15-year-old Peyton Hurt killed in weekend shooting

UPDATE: Kentucky State Police say 15-year-old Peyton Hurt was pronounced dead Sunday evening and they will now seek murder charges.

19-year-old Tyler Jones is currently charged with assault 1st degree. Troopers say they will seek to change that to murder during Jones’ scheduled arraignment.

20-year-old Alexis Johnson is charged with hindering apprehension.


KENTUCKY — We now know the name of the 15-year-old girl shot while attending a party.

Peyton Nicole Hurt was shot while attending a party in Ledbetter, Kentucky on Saturday night.

Peyton’s mother Amy Hurt gave us permission to reveal her name. She also gave us photos of her daughter.

Kentucky State Police have not released Peyton’s name at this time.

Peyton is currently on life support but only until her organs can be donated.

Peyton Nicole Hurt

Her mother says doctors are now looking for matches. Once that is done the family will say goodbye.

Two people have been arrested in the shooting. An investigation into the shooting is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to Kentucky State Police Post 1 at 270-856-3721. You can also call KSP anonymously at 1-800-222-5555.

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