It comes after a fatal shooting in Brooksville over the weekend.
KNOWSBI DISTRICT, miss. (WCBI) – Keeping the community calm.
This is the task facing elected leaders and law enforcement in Knoxby County.
A deadly shooting in Brooksville is on the edge of the population.
City leaders are now coming together to prevent more violence.
“We need to unite as a community. “We are losing our children to senseless violence that makes no sense,” said William Smith.
This happened after a fatal shooting in Brooksville.
This happened at B&B Food Mart on December 3. Two people died and one remained in critical condition.
“Everyone can get hurt, the bullet has no name,” Smith said.
Macon Police Chief Davin Beck told WCBI that one of the men killed in the Brooksville incident was suspected of another shooting in Macon earlier in the day.
It has not been determined whether the two events are related.
“You don’t know if it’s a rival gang or what’s going on between these minors and these young adults. “Some participation they don’t like and the next thing you know, you’re going to have another big shooting,” Beck said.
But there is one thing law enforcement and city leaders are sure of. It is time to unite and stop the violence.
Does it teach children to go to school and talk to them? This is what I am ready to do. I’m just tired of this shooting. Search their house, this is your home. “See if you see anything out of the ordinary and get it out of there,” Beck said.
Beck also encourages people to come out with information about crimes.
“We had a lot of people who witnessed these incidents and it was a big problem for law enforcement everywhere. People don’t want to talk. We can’t do this alone. We need help, “Beck said.
“It’s a quiet place in Knoxby and Mississippi counties. We must be united more than anything. That’s what’s happening, and these unreasonable actions should never have happened, “Smith said.
Chief Beck says there will be a meeting in January to monitor the neighborhood.
Time and place will be announced at a later date.