The people of McComb are still in shock after an allegedly gang-related shooting that left a 6-year-old boy dead and four others injured.
Crime has been increasing in McComb over the last several years, which is part of a bigger growth trend nationwide. After a bullet found 6-year-old Oterrius Marks while he played on a basketball court in a park, citizens say they are tired of the violence. Four people have been arrested and charged with capital murder in his death, and with aggravated assault in the wounding of each of the others.
This week there will be two rallies in the city of McComb, to bring residents together to pray for the city and pray for their children.
The first is Tuesday night at 5 p.m. on the steps of the McComb City Hall. The flyer says it’s calling for “All Citizens, Pastors, and Community Leaders.”
City Hall is located at 115 3rd Street in McComb.
The second rally is a prayer rally on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church of McComb. Pastors and other Pike County leaders will be leading the prayers and delivering messages as the community asks God for guidance and comfort, and to protect the city and its people.
FBC McComb is located at 1700 Delaware Street.