Shaken quiet town turns to prayer after violence
DONALDSONVILLE - Community activists announced a prayer vigil following two shootings this week and the continuing investigation into the murder of a teenager here.
"We are going to pray for the youth of Donaldsonville," organizer Tamiko Francis Garrison told WBRZ News 2 Wednesday.
Garrison and the group, Answering the Call, will host the vigil and encourage teenagers to attend. It is scheduled for 5 p.m. at Louisiana Square on Railroad Avenue.
Tuesday, an Ascension Parish Sheriff's deputy was shot by a group of people from Florida after a theft from a store. Wednesday night, a 16-year-old was shot by an 18-year-old following an argument over stolen items. Both shootings are unrelated.
"Even with [Tuesday], they weren't from here, this city needs prayer," Garrison said.
Ascension Parish Sheriff's deputies also continue to investigate the murder of Brandon Augusta, 15. Augusta's body was found beaten to death behind a levee in August.
Garrison asked people to bring candles to Monday's event.
Follow the publisher of this post on Twitter: @treyschmaltz
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
LSU basketball team takes 20 children Christmas shopping
Gas restored after vehicle accident damages regulator in Ascension Parish
Deputies arrest alleged Amazon package thief in Ascension Parish
One transported after pedestrian hit on Thomas H. Delpit Drive
Virgina College's Baton Rouge campus to hold las day of classes today