Three Barbour County shootings in one week have some calling for action. They want the violence to stop, so they took to the streets of Eufaula Monday in what they call a march for peace. Kendra Brooks said the violence goes beyond race and social economic status. "We need to stop the violence; we need to start in our own community. It's bigger than black and white. It's everywhere."
Kimberely Womack shared the same sentiment. “It’s so much stuff going on and people are turning a blind eye to it, but it's time to stop." The women are hoping this march is a start.
Of the three shootings one was a police involved and left 26-year-old Cameron Massey dead. “It was the straw that broke the camel's back. It really triggered it. It affected someone very close to us and we're all affected by this, “said Shanita Porter. Porter was one of the organizers of Monday’s march.
Many people who rallied together were there to support Massey, including his mother Jacquline Massey."I don't want anyone else to go through what I'm going through. We're going to get justice for Cam.”
While the family is searching for answers, so are investigators. The case has been turned over to the Alabama Bureau of Investigation. Eufaula Interim Police Chief Steve Watkins is asking for patience while the case under investigation.
"We asked for understanding of the investigative process. Whenever we get the final report from the ABI, the facts will be released and the truth will be told."