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Phenix City marches for unity and peace

By Katherine Kington - email | Twitter

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -  Less than a month after Shedrick Dixon and Keith Weeks were gunned down at Rad Cutz barber shop in Phenix City, citizens march hoping for peace.

     Tywoana Jakes and Stephen Richardson say enough is enough. Jakes said, "We felt like it was time for us to do something in our community other than just hear about the things going on. We need to change them, make sure things happen that need to happen."

     The two organized the "unity in our community" march.

     Red and White balloons were released at Rad Cutz in honor of Dixon and Weeks.

     Pastor Wendell Jones expressed the importance of the march, "We're here to unite ourselves as one community, one people,  one voice and move forward to a common goal;  a common purpose."

     Investigators have given little information to the families.

     With so many questions left unanswered and the urge to know who killed these men, those affected can't help but feel helpless.

     Children were the main target of the outreach effort as parents in the community want to teach their children that violence is not the answer before it's too late.


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