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Prayer vigil held for violence in Liberty District

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -
After recent shootings at the BTW apartments in Columbus, a community came together Wednesday night to put a stop to criminal activities in the Liberty District area.

"We as a church family, have decided to come together and pray for our community saturate the grounds and the people with prayer,"  said Cassandra Sailes, who helped organized the prayer vigil.

Earlier this month, 24 year-old Maurice Streeter was gunned down a few blocks away at the Booker T. Washington Apartments. Another young man was injured by gun fire at the beginning of the year today this group at Greater Beulah Baptist Church want to rid their community of violence.

It was violence that ripped Teresa Dyous' family apart forever. 

"Today was the day, that my husband passed two years ago and it has changed our lives," Dyous said. 

Known to many as June Bugg Dyous' husband Felton Dyous was gunned down while working security at a Columbus night club. She was there Wednesday to help put an end to violence in all parts of the city; losing her husband gave her a new outlook on life. 

"Its has changed our lives, its changed the way I perceive things and the way I handle things as far as violence," Dyous said. 

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