Multiple shootings over the past few months in the city of Abbeville have residents on edge and asking for peace.
City councilman and reverend Wayne Landry says just in the past three weeks there has been as many shootings, including one fatal that happened Monday morning in the fourteen hundred block of South Louisiana Avenue. Authorities say that case involved twenty five year old Jacoby Andrews of Abbeville.
Police say two gunshots struck the victim. Andrews was found alive but was later pronounced dead at the hospital. Circumstances surrounding that case are still under investigation.
Councilman Landry says the violence needs to stop. “I think if we get the guns off the streets and drugs off the streets we will have a better city. If all the people rally together, all the churches and all the police, if the entire community rallies together I think we can put a stop to this. I don’t think it will end but I think it will slow down" said Landry.
Councilman Landry plans on holding several peace rallies this summer, hoping to send a strong message that there’s a zero tolerance policy in Abbeville when it comes to violence.
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