SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Dozens of members of the Shreveport community united Thursday evening at Airport Park for an hour of worship and prayer.
The Shreveport Police Department's Pastors on Patrol unit led a prayer vigil to "pray away violence."
"I believe in prayer because I know what prayer can do," said Dr. Calvin Kimble, pastor of Lone Star Baptist Church. "We believe that if we continue to pray, God will intervene and some of the violence and shootings will cease."
Police Chief Alan Crump, alongside a number of pastors, collectively led those in attendance in prayer.
Kimble hopes worshipers return to their communities and spread the love of God to those around them.
"We know that God is hearing us, he knows what's going on," he said. "We're pleading out to God: 'help us, help us keep our city safe.'"
Kimble said he hopes even more people come out to the next vigil to pray for peace across the city.