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Triple-shooting in New Hope shocks friends and family

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One person was killed during a shooting during a house party in New Hope Friday night. One person was killed during a shooting during a house party in New Hope Friday night.
NEW HOPE, AL (WAFF) -

The man accused of killing one person and shooting two others at a house party in New Hope, remains behind bars. Now family and friends of those involved are struggling to make sense of the whole thing.

For Mary Lowery, the situation was heart wrenching. Investigators said Timothy Goldsmith,23 shot and killed, Joel Coleman during a house party at a home on Old Highway 431. Two other people were also injured in the shooting.

"I hurt for them and I hurt for their families, but I hurt for Tim too. He had his own demons but this is not something I would have ever imagined him doing," said Lowery.

She got the call shortly after the shooting happened in New Hope last night.

"I could not believe it. I have been in shock the whole time," said Lowery.

While she personally knows just one of the victims, the accused killer, Timothy Goldsmith is practically a part of her family.

"Timothy Goldsmith has been like a son to me. He stayed at my house four nights a week for almost two years. I trusted my kids lives with him, and still would," said Lowery. 

That is why she is having a hard time understanding it all.

"It is a really tragic situation. My heart goes out to everybody involved," said Lowery.

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