COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – On the heels of two shootings in four days at a Columbus club, a group came together to pray for peace - and for the club to be shut down.
Alongside police, city officials are also investigating after a man was shot at the Luxxx Gentlemen's Club on Victory Drive early Wednesday morning just after midnight.
Four people were shot there in October, prompting Baron Klaif, a church leader at Berean Covenant Church in Midland, to organize a prayer rally at Club Luxxx on Wednesday night. He said some of the victims live near him in South Columbus, and they want God to change their neighborhoods.
"I'm praying and begging God that they will change the hearts of people here. I'm praying that this club will close down for the glory of God," Klaif said.
Klaif says the solution to the violence is Jesus Christ. Click here to find out more about the "Let's Carry It" ministries.
As for the violence, especially at Luxxx, Columbus mayor Teresa Tomlinson says police are gathering evidence, while the city is reviewing whether the club should be closed or have its liquor license revoked.