Prayer rally held in response to high murder rate

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Twenty people have been killed in Macon this year according to Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones.

Community leaders held a “Prayer for Peace Rally” Saturday. The event was in response to the high number of murders in the city, according to the President of the Macon Branch NAACP, Gwenette Westbrook.

The rally was held in Greater Little Rock Baptist Church parking lot on Felton Avenue.

Macon-Bibb County Sheriff David Davis told the crowd prayers can change the city for the better.

“It’s gonna make a difference in the violence in our community, in economic development in our community and the connectiveness of people wanting to try to do good things in our community,” said Davis.

Organizers are planning more rallies at other churches. The next one is scheduled for next month.

For more information, call (478)365-1859.

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