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Days after Alice Carter was killed, her great-grandson is baptized

Posted at 7:16 PM, Oct 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-24 19:16:48-04

JESSAMINE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — It's been just three days since a Lexington family lost a beloved great-grandmother in a shooting.

82-year-old Alice Carter was killed by a stray bullet while she was outside a relative's home. Police say she was an innocent bystander.

On Saturday, her heartbroken family held the baptism of Carter's great-grandchild in Jessamine County.

Carter's family says they have no doubt that she would want them to go on with the baptism despite the tragedy.

Carter's family says she was a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother to many. She raised her 8 children in lexington, but on weekends they went to Jessamine County for church.

"We are hurt that she's not here. But we know that her body is not here, but she's here in spirit. We know that she's in heaven, so we know she's watching over us. It hurts us that she's not here physically, but by spirit, she's here. So it's hurtful, but we are making it. We are going to make it," said Summer Ragan, Carter's granddaughter.

No arrests have been made, and Carter's death is still under active investigation by Lexington police.

The family says they are hopeful they will have more answers soon.