Residents raise concerns of gun violence in their town


LOUISVILLE, Miss. (WCBI)- The death of three teens over the last year by gun violence has members of the Louisville community searching for answers.

In the last year, a 16, 18, and 19 year old have been shot and killed. Thursday night, several area pastors called a special meeting to address what they believe is a growing problem in the area.

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Local pastor Anthony McIntosh moderated the forum McIntosh called on members of the community to offer realistic solutions for teens to keep them out of trouble.

McIntosh says getting involved is personal to him.

“I was a young man who go into trouble, went to prison and did some stuff myself. So I don’t want that to happen to young people. I was also involved in drugs. Whatever has happened in the cases of these young men who have gotten killed here recently, we want to try to deter that and that’s why it means so much to me. I want to reach out to the community to help as many people as I possibly can to stay away from that type of lifestyle,” said McIntosh.

Some of the ideas discussed in the forum, McIntosh hopes to implement through out the summer.