Prayer vigil held as residents try to bring attention to rising homicides
June 7, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
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The prayer vigil was held at four different locations where people lost their lives to gun violence.
Residents want to bring attention to the rising numbers of homicides. The prayer vigil was held at four different locations where people lost their lives to gun violence. "Stop the killing and let us love one another once again," said Jackie Young. The vigil went from the Medger Evers Boulevard gas station where 18-year-old Kennedy Hobbs was shot and killed.
The vigil finished at the Drury Inn and Suits in Ridgeland where police said a 16-year-old boy was accused of shooting his 39-year-old uncle. “Right now, we’re seeing that people are hurting and they are acting out in ways that are causing our community to hurt," said Courtney Weiland from Mississippi Mom's Demand Action Organization. June 6 ends a "wear orange for gun violence" initiative that was aimed to raise awareness.