ATLANTA — A prayer vigil is being held Wednesday at the steps of Atlanta city hall for the families of victims of violence, including an 8-year-old recently killed.
Channel 2′s Tom Jones is there where the organizers of the event call for the violence to end.
Hosea Helps organized the prayer service. The organization said there is power in prayer and that this is what's needed after a surge in violent crime recently.
It’s that crime increase that includes the shooting death of Secoriea Turner.
Atlanta police say 31 people were shot this past weekend, with 5 killed.
The 8-year-old girl was shot as she rode in her mother’s car Saturday night. Police say she tried to drive through an illegal barricade set up by a group near the scene where Rayshard Brooks was killed. They say that’s when men there opened fire into her car, killing the little girl.
Secoriea’s family attended the prayer vigil.
Police are offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to Secoriea’s killers. Information can be submitted anonymously to the Crime Stoppers Atlanta tip line at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or online at www.StopCrimeATL.com.
Tipster do not have to give their name or any identifying information to be eligible for the reward of up to $10,000 for the arrest and indictment of the suspect.
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