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Mother who was shot along with daughters speaks out

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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

It only took a matter of seconds for the lives of a Nashville woman and her three teenage daughters to change, and it allegedly happened at the hands of a man she loved.

Nicole Luke's boyfriend, Earnest Moore, is accused of shooting all four at a Madison apartment complex.

Moore has been arrested, but that's not the end of the story for this family.

"I don't want him back on the streets, never, never. I don't want my kids to have to worry," Luke said.

Luke asked us not to show her face. She still has stitches on her jaw, and her mouth is wired shut.

Luke said she watched in horror the afternoon of June 14 as her boyfriend shot not only her but also her three teenage daughters: Deona, Keona and Kiara.

"I was trying to get away from him, and I think that he knew that," Luke said.

Luke said she planned to leave Moore once they moved to Memphis. She said Moore was abusive, and she was trying to get away.

"I was just scared and just couldn't get help quick enough," she said.

Luke said her daughters, a 15-year-old and 14-year-old twins, are finally out of the hospital, but her oldest daughter may never walk.

"They said really it is up to God if she walks because they can't remove the bullet," Luke said.

Despite her own injuries, Luke remains focused on getting her life and her children's lives back in order.

At the same time, she said she trying to provide comfort to her children after all the pain they've faced allegedly at the hands of Moore.

"I just want to see him go to jail with no possible parole. Then God will deal with the rest of him," Luke said.

A medical fund has been set up through Luke's church. Donations can be made at Wilson Bank and Trust in Hermitage or through The Merge Church.

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