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10-Year-Old Girl Injured In Maine Shooting Asks Heartbreaking Question During News Interview

10-year-old Zoey Levesque was playing with her youth bowling league at Sparetime bowling alley in Lewiston, Maine, when a bullet grazed her leg during the mass shooting last week.

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A 10-year-old girl who was injured during the mass shooting in Maine last week asked a heartbreaking question about gun violence.

Zoey Levesque was at Sparetime bowling alley in Lewiston, Maine, with her youth bowling league on Wednesday evening when a gunman entered and opened fire.

Levesque and her mother, Meghan Hutchinson, ran for cover and barricaded themselves inside a back room of the bowling alley with others who were fleeing.

A bullet grazed the 10-year-old's leg as they were trying to escape.

During an interview with ABC News, Levesque asked the heartbreaking question:

“Why do people do this?”
“I never thought I’d grow up and get a bullet in my leg."
“Why? Why do people do this? I don’t really know what to say.”

You can watch, below.

'Never thought I’d grow up and get a bullet in my leg,' says 10-year-old victim in

Viewers of the segment also were also at a loss.

Others shared their heartbreak that she had to endure such trauma.

Levesque shared with ABC News that she didn't immediately know she had been injured.

In the moment, she was only concerned about getting out alive.

“I was scared, but it didn’t hurt, and I didn’t know what happened until I started bleeding."
“I wasn’t worried about that."
"I was more worried about, like, am I going to live? Am I going to make it out of here? Like, what’s going to happen? Are the cops going to come?”

She also said:

“People shouldn’t be coming in and doing that, that’s not okay.”

18 people were killed in the shootings that night, seven at the bowling alley and then eight more when the suspect later opened fire at Schemengees Bar & Grille Restaurant.

Three others died after being taken to a local hospital.

Thirteen, including Levesque, were injured.