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Community turns to faith to help stop the violence

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Community members leaving church. Community members leaving church.
Mayor Greg Fischer leaving the church service at Elim Baptist Church on Sunday. Mayor Greg Fischer leaving the church service at Elim Baptist Church on Sunday.
A makeshift memorial for victims of Thursday's violence. A makeshift memorial for victims of Thursday's violence.
Community members march for peace. Community members march for peace.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Many people are searching for peace through faith in the aftermath of Thursday's violence in the Louisville's west end.

Mayor Greg Fischer attended a church service at Elim Baptist Church on Sunday. The church is right across the street from where all that violence broke out at 32nd and Kentucky on Thursday.

The Sunday service was a packed house. The message was hope.

Rev. Vincent James said the recent tragedy is bringing people together, talking about the issues. James said having the mayor there Sunday also was a good sign.

"It was a lot of pride. People felt the mayor decided to come to our church. He worshiped the entire service," said Rev. James. "He came from the beginning to the end."  

A group also marched down the street with the message "stop the killing, start the healing."

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