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.
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